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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:01 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:35 PM
Absolutely not. There is no requirement to overclock to make anything work as specified.
do i need to overlock?
Well I admit now I've never overclocked anything, so I don't know what I'm talking about right? But I'll throw in my opinion and those who have real experience can flame me later. (All figures are plucked out of the air but roughly approximate to reality)
what is the use of overlocking?
Edited by Rimmer, 07 May 2005 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:31 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:03 PM
When Intel make 3.0GHz CPUs and test them they may find 20% unable to run at 3.0GHz and fail those.
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:21 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 11:12 PM
Man, xbit labs overclocked a Celeron D 330 that normally runs at 2.66ghz to 3.8ghz and the gaming benchmarks are really impressive especially when it can hang with the P4 3.2ghz. The down side is, it just goes to show you how bad the lack Celeron D's especially when it comes to games if you have to overclock them 1200mhz faster just to hang with a p4 3.2ghz. processors.
Just last year the screen savers tried to bump a 3ghz p4 to 4.2ghz with a top of the line liquid cooler and everything else and the p4 chip ended up burning out.
You cannot burn out a CPU by overclocking it...if you clock it too high, it simply won't boot.
You cannot burnout a P4 by overheating it...it has built-in thermal protection circuitry & will either underclock or shutdown completely.
The only way to "cook" a P4 is to overvolt it. And to reach 4.2Ghz with a 3Ghz CPU, a substantial voltage increase would be necessary. Apparently more voltage than the CPU could withstand.
To paraphrase ..... "IF you know what you are doing, and IF you do it right, you will NOT screw up anything"
Any AMD Athlon, AthlonXP, or Duron will fry in a matter of seconds without a heatsink installed. They have no built-in thermal protection. A P4 on the other hand will run without a heatsink...obviously, it's not recommended, but it can be done.
Overheating & overvolting are the two ways to kill a CPU. Simply raising the FSB will not damage a CPU in any way...it will either run, or it won't. If it doesn't run, or runs unstably, that's when raising the voltage comes into play, & that's when the risk of damage begins
Edited by Rimmer, 21 May 2005 - 11:16 PM.
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