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Got My OPTY, What should i do before i overclock it?

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hello all,
i finally got my Opty 165 and i just whacked it in. it runs a bit better then my 3000+ @ 2.7 but not by alot.

i am eager to oc the hell out of it. but being brand new, i don't want to void the warranty if it turns out to be faulty.

is there anything i should do to test it ?
i would just run it in, but that takes time- i want to get moving asap.

or should i just not worry about it?

thanks
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I didn't do anything to prepare it before I started overclocking. Some people believe in "burn in" where you leave it at a certain frequency for a long time while doing a stress test. I never do and it seems to work out fine for me.
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I didn't do anything to prepare it before I started overclocking. Some people believe in "burn in" where you leave it at a certain frequency for a long time while doing a stress test. I never do and it seems to work out fine for me.
what do you have your opty at?
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I wouldn't worry about a burn in either, let it do that on it's own...after you've overclocked the snot out of it. Also don't worry about the warranty, they really can't tell you've overclocked the chip so go nuts.

Most 165's will hit 2.9-3Ghz with good cooling.
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I wouldn't worry about a burn in either, let it do that on it's own...after you've overclocked the snot out of it. Also don't worry about the warranty, they really can't tell you've overclocked the chip so go nuts.

Most 165's will hit 2.9-3Ghz with good cooling.
lol okay deal. i shall start over clocking now haha
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what do you have your opty at?
I have it at 2.8ghz at 1.4v.
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i get 3ghz with 1.49v.... high volts but i dont care since i wont have this rig for long
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so you all dont think its worth leaving it on / stressing it for a few days before overclocking it?
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Just really up to you. Some people swear by easing in the processor and some don't. Just personal preference and I don't think you will break the processor by overclocking it. I'm sure you would be able to rma the cpu if something happened to it unless you broke the pins off yourself.
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Just really up to you. Some people swear by easing in the processor and some don't. Just personal preference and I don't think you will break the processor by overclocking it. I'm sure you would be able to rma the cpu if something happened to it unless you broke the pins off yourself.
that actually happend once. my mobo socket was faulty and it bent the pins, sent it to intel and they sent me one back. , they didnt know it was the mobos fault.
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