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I'm going to agree with everyone here also. Overclocking will not harm your computer, providing heat doesnt increase much, or you dont put too much voltage above stock through it. I think I read somewhere that a 6C increase would cut a processor's life in half, or something like that. That sounds a bit extreme to me, but I'm sure there's some research on the net about it. Ill poke about when I post this. My processor runs at stock, 1.8 Ghz. I have it overclocked 850mhz, and I have taken reasonable measures to make sure that heat and voltages dont affect it. right now my core is running around 35-40C full load, and somewhere around 27-30C idle. This is maybe 5C higher than stock for me (im using watercooling) so its already cooler than it would be normally. even with my overclock, I would expect it to last longer than normal, because it is cooler than it would have been with a stock cooler at stock speed.

I read in Bill Gates biography (i didnt finish it, he started teaching binary and I said enough is enough) that on average, technology doubles every 2.5 years, at the current rate. This will just re-affirm what others have been saying, that overclocking, even though potentially damaging to your chip, any damage will not be noticed, because your chip will be outdated LONG before it finally dies.

With this in mind, have fun overclocking, and squeeze every bit of juice out of it as you can
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Originally Posted by Patrice Mersault
That's an impressive jump. Is that due to you having an Opteron?
Yes the Opteron is the king of o/c at the moment .I added a bit of juice this afternoon and went up 2850mhz.LOad temp didnt raise more than 2 degrees 35 max load >but my Ram didnt like it so i downclocked back to stock juice and 2700ghz o/c
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