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I haven't been on here much but from what i have heard. Its a good place. So don't kill me for not knowing everything. I want to know all about over clocking. Does overclocking kill the life span of your processor? Or if i keep it cool. Can i make it last like any old processor. etc. Pros and cons people. id really like to know this kind of stuff cause im planning on over clocking a processor here in the near future.
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Overclocking will reduce the lifespan of your hardware, yes. If you keep everything cool you will make it last more time, but not like it would last if kept at stock settings. All depends on how much you will stress the chip. If you keep it at max OC for 24/7 it will last less time than if you choose to OC just a little and use it for 8 hours a day. It also depends on the chip, some chips OC better/further than others, a chips's lifespan is the same, some will last longer than other, even at stock.
Most people OC their chips for a performance boost over their stock speeds, other people just like to OC to play with the chip and see what it is capable of...

What would be your reason to OC? and what chip would you be overclocking and wich motherboard would you use?

BTW, this is the best place on the Internet

Ask what you need to know and we'll give our best to help you
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I have been looking at core 2 quads here lately. For two reasons. I have always wanted to experiance what one of them run like. I looked at two different ones. a Q6600. and a Q8300. Opinion on either. I found an MSI mobo on tiger direct. and in the reviews i found a guy that said it over clocked well. I was planning on sticking a Corsair H50 on that baby and letting a knock off of liquid cooling do the job for me so i don't have to deal with it again and etc. Yes i have a core i5. So im not looking for anything new or fancy. just a build to experiance overclocking in general.

Side note- my core i5 runs at 60C. I don't like it and want your opinion on that as well if you guys don't mind.
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Q6600 are said to be great overclockers, shouldn't be har to hit 400FSB with one of those at 1.4-1.45V Vcore, and with WC you will be able to keep the temps on a safe spot.

Id the i5 overclocked? or just stock? also, what cooler are you using with it?
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Core i5. Stock cooler. All defaults. i haven't touched or played with that processor at all. the model is the 750.

Ok so water cooling should be on ideal cooling. Do u know what GHz i will be able to get out of it? no i wouldn't run it all the time seeing as it would be my forth computer. So i have no interest in constantly overclocking it. Do u know any details on the h50? Such as if i can adjust speeds on it. What i should run it at? on the MSI board. can i have OC profiles? So i can change between the two?
Any other questions regarding the Core 2. its going to have 4 G of RAm. dunno video card. 700W PSU. Antec 300 case unless i should use an antec 900. (The antec 900 has a AMD quad in it atm so i could swap it).
post #6 of 18
60ºC is your load temp on the i5-750, right? doesn't seem too bad considering you are using the stock cooler...If you can afford to buy an aftermarket cooler, the CM Hyper 212+ has good reviews and performs well for its price.it would shave some 10ºC on those temps at the least.

Either go with a H50/70 or one of those monster Noctua NH-D14 for an extreme OC, they are very good. I don't have much info on the Corsair H50, but i think you can adjust the fan speed. For better performance you should run it at max speed

You haven't stated what MSI board you have/will buy, so i can't say it will be possible for you to save OC profiles.It depends on the BIOS of the board, or if it sports a OC app that you can use in windows and OC from there.

With the Q6600 you should be able to easily get to 3.6GHz ( 400*9) at 1.4-1.45V. For reaching this mark without having to OC your RAM you should use a 800MHz or higher speed kit, and set the RAM multiplier to 1:1.
The more airflow you get on the case the better. The Antec 300 is a fine case, but if you want to switch it to the 900 is up to you
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post #7 of 18
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Cool. Here is the MSI board. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...664&CatId=4658
That is the board. Im not great with MSi. Never used them. Heard about them but thats it.
The h70 was what i was going to put on my i5. The h50 was going to go on the Core 2 quad.
Let me know if the h50 shoudl be able to keep it cooled. Cause i can get another h70 if i have too. but i would rather not if possible.
Edited by Canruptis - 3/9/11 at 7:02pm
post #8 of 18
Sorry to disappoint you but that board doesn't have that much OC potential...A P45/P35/X38 would be better choices, but those are way more expensive and hard to find on stores nowadays.
Can you still return that board and get a refund or trade it for another product?
If you browse through the marketplace here on OCN you'll find great OC boards for an affordable price, as well as the CPU. MAybe you can find a good bundle with CPU+board+RAM... that G41 board won't take you very far OCeing a Q6600...sorry buddy...
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Now im glad i don't buy before i know. i don't own the board. So amen to that. yes finding good OC boards are a pain in the kisser. recommendations? cause id rather not spend over 100 on the board itself unless i have too lol. I was also told i don't need ot over clock it...... I was told it would work fine. I will still plan on getting the H50 and 70 though regardless.
post #10 of 18
You don't need to OC the Q6600...OC comes when you're not satisfied with the chip's stock performance...or you just wan't to play with it.

boards like the Asus P5E or the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS5 is what you want. Look for boards with the P35/P45/X38/X48 chipsets. it won't be an easy task, but if you find one of these you'll be well served for OC. The chipset P45 may be the best between those, but the board's quality is also important.
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