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I'll try again lol

Previous to me buying the parts to OC a decent system I read tons of OCing guides. All of them stated to raise the speed and when it fails raise the volts to compensate, which I did.

So I'm confused as to why anyone would OC their system if adding voltage is unsafe even though their temps are fine. I understand degrade of CPU's with too much voltage, but isn't that the price you pay when you OC anyways? I'm not saying run it till it dies in a 2 month life span but if it wont degrade until around the 2-3yr mark isn't that "ok"?

My system is 24hr stable with prime95 at 44*c max with a hot room. So why would only a few mili volts really matter? I'm sorry if I'm sounding like a complete tard but the more I read about this stuff the more I'm confused.

I talked to friend of mine and he said that he would replace the PSU regardless if that is what's causing my swings because I plan to keep this computer another 4yrs before I upgrade. And I'm also running a 6870 with a 2nd one in mind when prices fall a bit more. So I just bought a corsair hx850.
Edited by VetteV12 - 2/15/11 at 8:56pm
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2600K @ 4.5Ghz GA-P67A-UD7-B3 SLI EVGA GTX580 2133 1.5v Dominator GT 
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Samsung 840 256pro 3 WD RE4's in Raid 0 for storage ASUS & HP Custom water loop for all components  
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Win 7 Pro 47" LG LED tv Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair AX1200 
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