Quote: Originally Posted by Dogz
Yes I know that everyone say you need to add voltage to a cpu to overclock it. If you are worried about burning up CPU there is another way. For those who use any ix processor simply move up the Base clock or bclock. For those who still have a LGA 775 processor just turn up the Front Side Bus or FSB.
No, you do not always have to turn up voltage.
Yes, this method will still create heat and carries an inherent risk.
Overclocking consists of changing 3 things: Front side bus (FSB), clock multiplier (your "base clock"), and CPU Voltage. The ideal overclock will have the FSB and clock as high as possible, with the voltage as low as possible.
Just changing any 1 of those 3 things can cause instability and a heat increase (or decrease).
Your idea of overclocking by just increasing the clock is completely valid, but this DOES NOT MAKE IT ANY SAFER!
It can still break the CPU, cause instability, or overheating, etc.
This won't help you if you actually damage it.