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Does Intel have any way of knowing if your CPU was overclocked?

I'm thinking about just running my CPU at 5.0GHz all the time. It takes about 1.46 volts but as long as Intel replaces it I could really care less if it dies.
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post #2 of 13
They don't and can't.

Why do you need it 5GHz? Are you doing something that require that much performance? If so, you probably don't want the weeks of downtime during the RMA.
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I have have the same question in mind. I think warranty will depend on how are you going to tell them how did you use your PC before you fried your CPU.
    
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Why do you need it at 5ghz all the time? Is there any games or programs that you use that shows big gains by having it at 5ghz vs 4.5ghz? Seems like the best point is around 4.8ghz as it doesn't take crazy volts to get stable. Going past that is where you need to add a lot more juice.
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Why do you need it at 5ghz all the time? Is there any games or programs that you use that shows big gains by having it at 5ghz vs 4.5ghz? Seems like the best point is around 4.8ghz as it doesn't take crazy volts to get stable. Going past that is where you need to add a lot more juice.
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post #6 of 13
Doubt they're going to replace it for frying...
Simply your own fault if it dies, so. Probably only replace if something is wrong, like a core is dead or something. And most likely only counts for first month you got it or w/e it is in your country. But also as DuckieHo stated, RMA takes looong time. And stupid to get a 100 Mhz. more compared to the wait time.
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post #7 of 13
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I used to have an AMD 1090T and I ran it at 4.3GHz 24/7 with downclocking disabled and I just told them that I was using the stock cooler and all the sudden one day it died and GeekSquad told me it was dead lol they replaced it. I'm assuming intel is the same way, it's all about what you tell them.

Btw, I have two more computers with this same processor so I could care less. Just doing it for ****s and giggles. I play CoD and Battlefield Bad Company 2 for christ sakes. I don't need more than 3.0 lol
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by rheicel View Post
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To OP, you have a 560ti, you have no need for the extra power yet. If you were running sli or tri sli then it would be worth overclocking that far as it would help relieve the bottleneck. Unless you have some great cooling, don't push it. I had a Quad rad on my 2600k @ 5ghz 1.536v and load was 72c. Your using a $25 cheap cooler. I use that cooler instead of the stock cooler and only go to 3.6ghz or so. At least go get a A50 or something better. I never give advice to help people hurt there systems.
Edited by Hambone07si - 6/9/11 at 9:24am
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post #9 of 13
More than 4.8 is completely useless unless you fold or benchmarking.
post #10 of 13
You will need the factory HSF and serial number from said fan, you will also need the box to RMA.
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