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Hi,

I have a question to any forum members that overclock their computer.

How reliable is overclocking if I do not plan to shut my computer off (24/7 ON)?

I want to build a desktop that will eventually have 4-5 HD (1.5-2.0 Terabytes) and basically will host a FTP server and would constantly be downloading off bittorrent/limewire.

Is there anything I need to worry about? Or Is it best not to OC if I do not plan to shut my computer off?

After researching I have plan on the following parts so far..:

ASUS KN9 SLI Mobo
AMD 3800+ Barbane (would like to clock around 2.8)
I would be putting a CPU fan ($40 budget)

WD Primary 160
WD Harddrives (2 x 500gig)

thx
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Hi,

I have a question to any forum members that overclock their computer.

How reliable is overclocking if I do not plan to shut my computer off (24/7 ON)?

I want to build a desktop that will eventually have 4-5 HD (1.5-2.0 Terabytes) and basically will host a FTP server and would constantly be downloading off bittorrent/limewire.

Is there anything I need to worry about? Or Is it best not to OC if I do not plan to shut my computer off?

After researching I have plan on the following parts so far..:

ASUS KN9 SLI Mobo
AMD 3800+ Barbane (would like to clock around 2.8)
I would be putting a CPU fan ($40 budget)

WD Primary 160
WD Harddrives (2 x 500gig)

thx
JBlue, in my opinion if it's just used for FTP and filesharing then I wouldn't worry about OCing but this is overclock.net . If you choose to OC, I don't see a problem with running it 24/7. Just make sure your cooling is good. I would leave your voltage stock and see how high you could get first. If you run the machine 24/7 at 1.55/1.6v yeah it's going to shorten the life of the processor. Just make sure the cooling is good. I run my opteron 144 @ 2.5ghz 24/7 crunching for seti@home. It's also a fileserver

Good luck and welcome to the forums.
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WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

I will get my parts and start building. I am sure i will have questions later... (liek how i would get my cpu speed up without changing the voltage!)
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Thanks.

I will get my parts and start building. I am sure i will have questions later... (liek how i would get my cpu speed up without changing the voltage!)
No problem, here's the guide that a lot of user's follow on this forum, hope it helps: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html

Another good link: http://icrontic.com/articles/a64_overclocking_theory

I'm sure others can chime in also and assist you.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
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