Quote: Originally Posted by trey803
it seems like other people are doing it with no problems.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor ADO5000DSWOF
Pros: Runs very cools and fast, extremely simple to overclock to 3.0GHz on stock voltage, and inexpensive.
Pros: Great overclocker, I can get to 3.0Ghz without adjusting the voltage one bit.
Pros: I have this thing running at 3.2Ghz all day long at 1.325 voltage, since my new bios update i cannot go higher anymore.
I don't want to jeopardize the longevity of my processor or harm it in any way.
Would it be possible to safely overclock?
Are those quotes you have there, or have you really got your machine to 3.2? An 800 MHz OC is pretty damn good...
Overclocking can shorten the life of your CPU and other components, especially if you go overboard and go too far.
You need good case ventilation, and a very good CPU cooler to do it right. I have that exact CPU in my home server, and I will give you one piece of valuable information: You cannot
trust the Core temperature reading on a Brisbane Core Athlon. There is a bug in the thermal diode reading mechanism, and it will almost always give invalid temps, no matter what program you use to monitor. Keep that in mind. My core temp jumps all over the place.
Before you OC, read, read, read, and read some more, until you know what you're doing. THEN you can OC safely.
And be conservative and do it slow and easy. I killed a Kuma Athlon (7750 BE) by going nuts and made my wife pretty upset in the bargain.