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Question about overclocking NB/CPU and its potential effects on other components

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A good day to everyone! I have a question I'd very much appreciate some feedback on.

I have done video card OCing, I know what OCing is so I'm not totally clueless! However, I've never attempted CPU overclocking before, simply because I've had no need to do it. But earlier today I ordered a new Radeon HD 7950, and now I want to start cranking up the MHZ on my Phenom II x945 to ease the bottleneck until I can upgrade my mobo and processor (I might wait for the new intel chips coming up Q1 2013 (Forgot their name frown.gif )

I've looked up some info regarding my motherboard (Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H) and based on xd_1771's helpful post in this thread discovered that extensive overclocking with my current motherboard may be dangerous.

I am a software kind of guy, I know very little about electronics, so my question is: If I happen to push the voltage too high and the motherboard melts, is there a danger that other components will melt along with it? I'm okay with the mobo dying, I'm not okay with my brand new €300 video card dying with it.

Thank you for your time and valuable feedback!
Edited by garanixx - 11/12/12 at 8:17am
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post #2 of 4

It's highly unlikely that the motherboard would melt. The vrms would break and maybe the caps would be blown off. Before you're motherboard would melt it would die before so don't be scared.

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Thank you for the answer, it is much appreciated!

Kind regards
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the only thing i would maybe worry about is the motherbooard kicking it and taking the gpu with it. it wont melt, but if something on it does blow, theres a chance for other components to be affected.
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