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If I do an OC that is way too high will the system let me know?

like is the MOBO smart enough not to allow you put TOO many volts or too much power to wreck everything?


also about heat. if I OC and its WAY to hot does the mobo know its too hot and shut down the system?
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Welcome to the forums xsabrewulf,

First off, let me compliment you on either the research you have done to purchase the parts or the willingness to listen to the advice of others.

You have indeed done well. Do you know the stepping and revision of your Opteron?

To answer your question. Your computer will lock up if voltages are exceeded past the hardware limit for the short term testing. There are acceptable voltages that should be maintained for an acceptable and maintainable overclock.

We have much the same system and I am a very careful overclocker so you should be able to reach at least my limit since my limit is maintained by choice and I have more headroom. The point for me is voltage and load temperatures.

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thank you

I did do research and ask a lot of questions. im just learning everything

dunno the stepping yet, cpu is on its way (gonna be here monday)

When I install this stuff im not gonna OC right away. im very careful with everything I do, so im not gonna rush into OC and think i know what im doing because I dont.


So i dont know the steppings yet, but I will ask if its a good one when I get the cpu.
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post #4 of 7
Look to the IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) on the CPU and copy the numbers down. Look to my system profile and you will have numbers something like that which will give your stepping and revision.

Taking your time and burning the cpu before overclocking is always (in my opinion) a good way to go.

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Burning? I dont follow
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He means "burn-in" or break in period.

Always let a new processor/motherboard break in for a period of time (say, 200 hrs...the same as the thermal paste break in period) before cranking up any settings.

200 hrs is a bit severe, I couldn't wait more than 24 before cranking mine.
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xavier1421
He means "burn-in" or break in period.
Oops. A picture comes to mind. You with the cpu in a tamp holder with a blow torch.



Sorry for the lack of explanation.
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