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Would you recommend running an unstable OC. I ask because in my last thread I learned that just because your PC boots on a OC of your choice, doesnt mean its stable.
I was able to boot into windows with a 4.6GHz. Temps got high under load though (Tested this with ITB). That doesn't really concern me though because I don't run anything on my PC thats CPU intensive {no gaming only music production), and I would think as long as i'm monitoring my temps (which I do because I have the touch screen fan control on the front of the PC) I should be fine, but that is just my thought. What do you guys think?
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I don't think that you should run it unstable because it might cause problems such as blue screens from time to time which can get annoying...
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Besides blue screens and heat issues due to lack of monitoring, is there anything else that can happen?
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Besides blue screens and heat issues due to lack of monitoring, is there anything else that can happen?

a BSOD and system crashing can cause system files to become corrupt not a good idea to use a unstable oc
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OK Cool. Even though you wouldn't recommend it and I took my chances on crashes, closely watching my temps, can I damage my CPU in anyway besides the typical horror stories on OC'ing?
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Don't run an unstable OC, what's wrong with you? Dropping the speed by 1% is well worth avoiding errors of all forms...
You will have random mistaken results from file reading, file writing, driver commands (which is what can cause the BSOD), memory reads, memory writes. You're dealing with randomly bad data for immeasurable slightly better performance...

It won't make you more productive, it won't make you enjoy it more... if you got unstable hardware, it would drive you crazy and you would RMA it... why would you ever deliberately make hardware unstable?
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Don't run an unstable OC, what's wrong with you? Dropping the speed by 1% is well worth avoiding errors of all forms...
You will have random mistaken results from file reading, file writing, driver commands (which is what can cause the BSOD), memory reads, memory writes. You're dealing with randomly bad data for immeasurable slightly better performance...

It won't make you more productive, it won't make you enjoy it more... if you got unstable hardware, it would drive you crazy and you would RMA it... why would you ever deliberately make hardware unstable?

Go here so you can understand my situation
http://www.overclock.net/t/1369763/4-6-ghz-oc-on-stock-voltage-is-this-normail-for-ivy

I'm only overclocking the the turbo ratio. Overclocking your base clock could effect components on your mobo as you mentioned above. I'm not deliberately trying to make my system unstable. My system works fine, the only thing that renders it unstable is the HIGH TEMPS in ITB or Prime. SO ONCE AGAIN MY QUESTION GOES UNANSWERED BECAUSE MOST OF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. I DON'T PLAY ANY CPU INTENSIVE GAMES, NO GAMES FOR THAT MATTER. I DO NOT OWN ANY SOFTWARE THAT IS CPU INTENSIVE. WOULD IT BE OK TO STILL USE MY SYSTEM @ AN UNSTABLE OC (DUE TO TEMPS) AS LONG AS I CLOSELY MONITOR IT. It may have been overkill to go i7 Ivy for my craft but I had the cash so I went for it. With that being said, I have an unlocked processor, i'm going to overclock it, which is the point right?
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