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what if u hit 4ghz on ur cpu but it's not stable, and it' not crashing and u dont do anything about it, will you damage ur cpu or mother board?
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If your CPU is overheating then you'll most likely damage the CPU or mobo.
     
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If your CPU is overheating then you'll most likely damage the CPU or mobo.
the temps are pretty reasonable full load around 58c idle arond 40, and start up around 37-40c
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it could also be the nb clock or the mem clock is too high, causing instability. but watch the temps... as long as they dont get too high you should be ok.
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the temps are pretty reasonable full load around 58c idle arond 40, and start up around 37-40c
58c is too much, preferred max is 55c, altough the processor only starts to take damage around 62c. Temps over 55c cause even more instability.
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58c is too much, preferred max is 55c, altough the processor only starts to take damage around 62c. Temps over 55c cause even more instability.
Thats a load of bull, half the people saying that use coretemp to monitor temps anyway which is on average 10c lower than what the cpu temp actually is.
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Thats a load of bull, half the people saying that use coretemp to monitor temps anyway which is on average 10c lower than what the cpu temp actually is.
Well I watch from HWmonitor socket temps. And I'm saying it because Phenom's prefer cold.
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what if u hit 4ghz on ur cpu but it's not stable, and it' not crashing and u dont do anything about it, will you damage ur cpu or mother board?
It may cause some damage. Keep in mind that Windows is incredibly resistant to instability. Your computer can be tossing massive errors around in memory and such and it won't crash.

I wouldn't want to keep an overclock if I can't guarantee that it's stable.
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Wait. How can it not crash but be unstable at the same time?

If it doesn't crash... It should be stable then.

Watch out the temps aswell.
   
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Wait. How can it not crash but be unstable at the same time?

If it doesn't crash... It should be stable then.

Watch out the temps aswell.
No, that's just wrong. You can get errors in Prime95 without the system crashing. There are different levels of stability, whether or not you're "stable" partly depends on what your definition of "stable" is.
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