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Overclocking

Yes overclocking can be both good and bad, overclock to little, you won't see any performance gain, overclock to much(your temp is to high) and you'll burnout your CPU so the goal is to overclock the right amount to keep your temps solid.

When you overclock your processor the temp goes up which can shorten the expected lifespan of the CPU, but given the proper amount of cooling like lets say a Water cooling unit then you should be able to minimize your temp while overclocking and reducing the drain on the unit's life.

Overall it can be a good thing and you can squeeze more performance out of your system to get through a task or just for gaming. At this point it's a pick your poison dilemma which is fine.

Now a days everyone's pushing for more of an Overclock simply for bragging right's, Heck I pushed my i5-2500k to 5Ghz just because I could and also because it was a personal goal, to at least accomplish it once

So is overclocking bad, that's a yes and no, in the wrong hands it could very well damage a unit, in the right hands you'll get better overall performance and keep your overall expected lifespan of your CPU
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
that's what warranties are for.

You get 3 years on most kit - which is longer than you're likely to keep your stuff if you're trying to overclock and get the most performance you can. So unless you're stupid and put insane voltages through things that might result in burn marks etc, don't worry about it...
And this ladies and gentlemen, is one of the reasons consumer electronics cost so god damn much.
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Thanks for the info everyone. So does this mean my computer will die in 3 years if overclocked...even with a slight overclock? Say up to 4.4 or 4.6?
Your CPU is highly unlikely to die. Your motherboard will die first, but even at stock this can be true. Overclocked RAM tends to deteriorate also, so I tend to just use RAM at it's rated speed.

Basically, if your system is aggressively overclocked, it's most likely going to be the motherboard that dies. I've never lost a CPU in 16 years of overclocking. If you aggressively overclock your GPU, it will probably die within a few years.

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that's what warranties are for.

You get 3 years on most kit - which is longer than you're likely to keep your stuff if you're trying to overclock and get the most performance you can. So unless you're stupid and put insane voltages through things that might result in burn marks etc, don't worry about it...
Thinking like that is so, so bad for people who value service and value from companies who make great hardware.
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I beleive that the balance on wether its worthwhile sits with the person at the controls,as with everything:knowledge is key.
You can overclock every component safely with the sensible precautions or go hell for leather and be looking for RMA and blame others when something bad happens.
It's all down to luck(of getting good overclocking components) and the knowledge on how to get the best out of them.
I'm not saying even slightly that i'm clued up,i just tweak what i got till it don't boot any more
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