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I have a Intel Core2Duo E7500 (2.9GHz stock). I've Overclocked it to 3.6GHz (vcore - 1.5 NBv - 1.25)(including RAM to 1333MHz dramv - 1.7). The system is stable, temp is normal (max 75~80c with prime95, but with games or any other apps @ 100% 65~70c max)

my problem is; what are the cons? by using this way @ 24/7, could I damage the system in anyway?

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Your room gets hot.
The electric bill goes up.
Fans get louder.
Your friend who has Dell will start to hate you.
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Your Vcore is too high, it could fry your chip prematurely.
    
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only 65c-70c with a massive vcore of 1.5 plus u have stock cooling which is just....wow
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post #5 of 9
You could kill your ****.

Cost of an aftermarket cooler.

Power consumption.

Heat.

Your general usage and youtube doesn't really go any faster with overclocking.

If you have C-states on I wouldn't worry about it. Overclocking without power saving is just retarded.
    
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post #6 of 9
Poverty.
Increased bills... ( but this is made up for in the winter since you will spend less on room heating)
Addiction. Just wait for it. In a few days, you will wonder if you can lower volts or push higher clocks. It will never, ever leave. You're doomed.

Also, just as Krogoth said, too much vcore = CPU fries (don't think about puns)

I don't know what the max temps for the C2D's are, but you should probably recheck. Chips don't die only due to excess heat; excess voltage will degrade them too.
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post #7 of 9
Heat, power, CPU lifespan, OC really increases perf in encoding and benchmarks more than normal use and gaming.

Pretty much why I decided to keep my i7 960 at stock.
    
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post #8 of 9
#1: That's way too much VCore for a 45nm
#2: That's way too much heat for a 45nm duo
#3: Your board is going to be a weak point

The cons to overclocking in your situation is that you're unsafe voltages and heat on a weak motherboard, so it's going to be in the cards that something will fail.

It all depends on your financial situation, your hardware is not worth much, so on one hand you can say "who cares if it fails". But if you don't have any cash to replace/rebuild, you should put your stuff to safe levels at least, which is going to be 1.4V max VCore, under 60C at full load.
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Ohh, sorry there was a mistake... the vcore is 1.4 with stock cooler only 65c+ (idle 30c) when hours of gaming (moh, MW2 etc), converting videos... although, while stress testing with Prime95, its go up to 80c. FYI the room temp is around 30c

and yes, I cant really take a risk here so i think i should go back to the 'safe state' ...

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