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Windows 7: Dangers of Overclocking?

14 Jun 2010   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I'm aware. I was summarizing. Hence I said not trying to
downplay it.
My point is that you made it sound like it was literally the only issue, which is wasn't.

~Lordbob


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15 Jun 2010   #12
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

For what it's worth, will add my comments as well ...

I overclocked for YEARS -- but that was back in the days when you could get really enormous speed gains and the heat issue was easily addressed with aftermarket coolers.

I still continue to follow the overclocking community (see the HardOCP website, for an example), and while they CAN get amazing results, it is a lot more work these days, and really outstanding results require radical solutions like LN2 cooling.

Given the rapid advancement in hardware performance gains, I would have to join with the others here and say that today, it's general not worth the risk of damage from overheating and system instability to gain a very small increase in performance.
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17 Jun 2010   #13
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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17 Jun 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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~Lordbob
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17 Jun 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post

I overclocked for YEARS -- but that was back in the days when you could get really enormous speed gains and the heat issue was easily addressed with aftermarket coolers.
It guess it depends on what constitutes as 'enormous'.

I personally notice the difference between 2.6ghz and 4.0ghz, but that's not what I'd consider 'enormous' - however it's still easy to achieve and keep cool on air alone.

Then again, it's a desktop and not a lappy.


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Um, hi - I'm having trouble getting to the desktop...
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18 Jun 2010   #16
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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Um, hi - I'm having trouble getting to the desktop...[/QUOTE]

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18 Jun 2010   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's one hot laptop

It's smok'in
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19 Jun 2010   #18
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Been viewing Paris Hilton pictures..."That's Hot"

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20 Jun 2010   #19
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
3. Total Catastrophic Failure. This is not an official name, but it sounded cool. This is also really really hard to do. This is where your CPU basically melts by going WAY outside of its safe ranges. And no, it's not a joke. You can LITERALLY melt your CPU. While this will probably never happen (other things would break WAY before this), it is the ultimate failure.


~Lordbob
LOL I (on purpose) did this to my old laptop (gift of my dad). Was an old HP from the 1999's After 5 Months trying to sell it on eBay @ $$75.00, just decided to kill it. I OC'd it sooooo CRAZY!!!! OC'ed EVERYTHING and set XXXX off(whatever the setting that allows the laptop to turn off when it reaches max heat point) so it just... died... And it didn't turn on again
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20 Jun 2010   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
3. Total Catastrophic Failure. This is not an official name, but it sounded cool. This is also really really hard to do. This is where your CPU basically melts by going WAY outside of its safe ranges. And no, it's not a joke. You can LITERALLY melt your CPU. While this will probably never happen (other things would break WAY before this), it is the ultimate failure.


~Lordbob
LOL I (on purpose) did this to my old laptop (gift of my dad). Was an old HP from the 1999's After 5 Months trying to sell it on eBay @ $$75.00, just decided to kill it. I OC'd it sooooo CRAZY!!!! OC'ed EVERYTHING and set XXXX off(whatever the setting that allows the laptop to turn off when it reaches max heat point) so it just... died... And it didn't turn on again


~Lordbob
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