Originally Posted by KEX
Hi, "Thanks Again" the hold power button & reset button on the mobo worked for now, but when i restarted the comp, it happend again, maybe i have to re update the bios to keep it stable? Note: the mobo has post lights CPU-DRAM-VGA.ext & it's getting stuck on the DRAM light & the graphics card will not
I agree "if its not broken dont fix it"
But i have a mobo that is designed for overclocking,
Question is will overclocking 24/7 shorten the lifespan of your hardware?
I'll post back once more when its 100% stable.
You have to understand that there is no guarantee that ANY overclocking can ever be done on any component, and even when overclocking is possible, there is no certainty of the degree which your particular component, batch, or combination of components can be pushed.
And to the question of overclocking shortening the lifespan of your components, there is always a chance that pushing hardware past factory specs can cause hardware failure. I myself have been overclocking for a few years now as far as I can remember, I have only burned out one motherboard, and that was a board I abused the hell out of, both by overclocking and moving it case to case, adding and changing components every other day, etc.
My only personal experience with long-term overclocking is my daughter's rig (you can see it in my sig). I built that machine, set the CPU from 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz, and she has been running it like that practically 24/7 for almost 3 years. that is with a stock cooler and stock voltages.
And the way I think of it, so what if you are taking a CPU or graphics card and reducing it's life from 7 years to 5? Most of us here (at least it seems to me) perform major upgrades to our CPU's or whole platforms about every two years, and upgrades to our GPUs every 12-18 months.
Hey, good luck with it. If you need more info on your particular setup, there is probably an official thread or club around for each of your components where you can get more info than you can absorb.
EDIT: I went and found the info thread for your motherboard
and the overclockers club and database for your CPU
. Both of those threads should give you an idea of what kind of overclock you can get with your combo. You can go on there and see just how much of a difference there is between batches, motherboards, cooling methods, voltages, etc.Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/2/11 at 9:38pm