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Old 06-13-2008, 04:58 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Also if i was to get a Core 2 duo 2.60ghz and overclock that will my computer get fry?
no, more like sauteed
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Its impossible to fry your Chip unless you overclock selfishly

Don't put too much juice unless you have the cash to get a replacement
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when it is going to cause damage the computer will probably just crash, and you can reset the cmos.
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Yea.....just make sure you research the max voltage for each chip that should be sent through on air cooling.

For the Conroes and Wolfdales i would say no more than 1.5 should ever be sent through there....thats what i have heard however i wouldn't ever put more than 1.45v through my E6300.

For the Allendales(mainly the 1xxx and 2xxx series) i would say never put more than 1.45v through them but try to keep it as low as possible.

There are two ways to kill your CPU

Too much voltage
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both over a period of time (or at once if the voltage or temps are incredibly high) will deteriorate your chip.

Don't let me scare you though becuase to this day i still have not heard even ONCE of a Core 2 Duo just dieing....it just doesn't happen...becuase odds are as baron said your mobo or chip will probably shut down if things even get a bit dangerous.
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