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is it bad that i overclocked a board with <1hr of it running new out of the box?

should i have ran it stock for hours or weeks? to let it stabilize or something?
 

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What did you overclock, and what board
 

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If by overclocking your board, you mean overclocking your processor on your board, then no - you didn't do anything bad.
You don't have to wait to OC your hardware.
Some boards are stress tested before they leave the factory (mine is) so I don't think you should worry at all.
Just keep checking those temperatures for the first couple of weeks and you should be fine
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What did you overclock, and what board
i7 and a Gigabyte z77x UD3H

i think i might of had it running for 20 minutes and then i cranked that ***** to 4.5 1.320 volts watercooled
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If by overclocking your board, you mean overclocking your processor on your board, then no - you didn't do anything bad.
You don't have to wait to OC your hardware.
Some boards are stress tested before they leave the factory (mine is) so I don't think you should worry at all.
Just keep checking those temperatures for the first couple of weeks and you should be fine
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ahh thanks for the words of wisdom Vlad,

i hope mine was... im one of those paranoia mf'ers i already went back to stock memory stock cpu speeds and im going to let it take a breather from my 4.5 OC just because im so scared

id even be willing to remove the mobo go to the store claim this ones weird and get a new one
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but if its safe, im not going to waste my time unmounting that damn xspc water block
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i7 with a Z77 water cooled, should be just fine
 

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Overclocking doesn't affect it if it hasn't run stock. To be honest, you should have at least stabilized the system and made sure of any issues you might encounter with stock settings, but it doesn't matter right out of the box. It's just a good idea to check to see if the chip is stable out of box first.

Edit: sorry, was typing before I saw the responses. What settings do you have then?
 

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i7 and a Gigabyte z77x UD3H

i think i might of had it running for 20 minutes and then i cranked that ***** to 4.5 1.320 volts watercooled
That's a very solid board. I see people recommend it here all the time.
Honestly, I think you are safe.
 

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Overclocking doesn't affect it if it hasn't run stock. To be honest, you should have at least stabilized the system and made sure of any issues you might encounter with stock settings, but it doesn't matter right out of the box. It's just a good idea to check to see if the chip is stable out of box first.

Edit: sorry, was typing before I saw the responses. What settings do you have then?
Was referring to the motherboard, i didnt OC a brand new cpu out of the box
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CPU is 6months old, i should of worded things better

i assume people understand that when i say overclocking a board since you edit the settings on the board's bios since the cpu is just a cpu u cant do anything to it outside bios =D!
 

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Was referring to the motherboard, i didnt OC a brand new cpu out of the box
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CPU is 6months old
O. Well that's perfectly fine.
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The UD3H is pretty good for OC'ing. Just try to stay under 1.35 or so volts. Those voltages seem really high. Could just be your chip, but I would maybe consider trying to find a lower voltage for 4.5. I'm on air at 4.5 and I don't break 70 in game and 75 in Prime95.
 

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O. Well that's perfectly fine.
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The UD3H is pretty good for OC'ing. Just try to stay under 1.35 or so volts. Those voltages seem really high. Could just be your chip, but I would maybe consider trying to find a lower voltage for 4.5. I'm on air at 4.5 and I don't break 70 in game and 75 in Prime95.
if you can hit 4.5 under 1.320v stable on sandybridge you have those one in a million chips

i dont break 70 in any way shape or form but im also not air cooling
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thanks man but if i could go under 1.320 i would, seems the board wont let me anyway. even if i set it to 1.315 it reads 1.320 in windows

the max "safe" voltage is 1.55 anyway isnt it?
 

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if you can hit 4.5 under 1.320v stable on sandybridge you have those one in a million chips

i dont break 70 in any way shape or form but im also not air cooling
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thanks man but if i could go under 1.320 i would, seems the board wont let me anyway. even if i set it to 1.315 it reads 1.320 in windows
Sandy Bridge? O, sorry I shouldn't have assumed. Thought you had Ivy. On a 2(6or7)00K ? Ya, that's good voltage.
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