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Broken i3 540 after extreme overclocking?

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I overclocked my i3 540 to 4.96 GHz few months ago, really had to push the volts and now 4 months later I'm always getting "unexpected failure" @ boot.

Its actually says that my memory is was failing, but I've replaced it with exactly the same chips and still getting failures.

Is it possible that my i3 has degraded so terribly that it cant run properly anymore?
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Were you running at 4.96 24/7 ?

How many Volts are we talking ?

What were the temps?
    
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I was only benching Super PI, it ran for 4.96 GHz @ 1.46v for about 2-10minutes, the temps never reached 50°c.
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Enjoy the just deserts of "extreme overclocking."
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Enjoy the just deserts of "extreme overclocking."
Even if its broken, I regret nothing, it was so worth it breating my friends record of 4.88 GHz and at the same time beating his SuperPI record..

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