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RaidenWoW
01-30-08, 11:11 PM
Stock intel fan for my Q6600 (when overclocked 5%) had 55 Celcius idle.

My new Zalman 9700 (when overclocked 15%) now has 42 Celcius idle.


By upgrading to a Zalman 9700 I've not only overclocked just fine even more, but I'm even COOLER than before.

Does that mean that my CPU will live longer since it's even less Celsius? Or does overclocking nevertheless decrease the life?

LORD-eX-Bu
01-30-08, 11:19 PM
I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back".

methimpikehoses
01-30-08, 11:34 PM
I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back".

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/408168508_429284787b_o.gif

LORD-eX-Bu
01-30-08, 11:40 PM
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4880/bunnywithpancakeex4.jpg

methimpikehoses
01-30-08, 11:43 PM
The pancake is complete, obi-wan.

ViN86
01-30-08, 11:46 PM
I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back".
thx Maximus lol

methimpikehoses
01-30-08, 11:48 PM
I just noticed, that isn't a bunny a pancake on its head....

IT IS A BUNNY WITH TWO ****ING PANCAKES ON ITS HEAD

mother****er! :headexplode: :headexplode:

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 12:03 AM
guys, everyone knows that if you stick two pancakes together with butter or syrup it turns into one pancaek :headexplode:

RaidenWoW
01-31-08, 12:07 AM
Ok so..... I guess yeah ]..

MY QuESTION is: Which one will live longer?

1. Q6600 overclocked 5% with Stock heatsink @ 50 Celsius idle
2. Q6600 overclocked 15% with Zalman 9700 @ 42 Celsius idle

methimpikehoses
01-31-08, 12:10 AM
Probably the cooler one, but you never know.

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 12:10 AM
Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.

crainger
01-31-08, 12:20 AM
I just noticed, that isn't a bunny a pancake on its head....

IT IS A BUNNY WITH TWO ****ING PANCAKES ON ITS HEAD

That's unheard of amongst us bunnies!

methimpikehoses
01-31-08, 12:23 AM
Are the voltages the same?

If the voltages are the same, then I would say that #2 would probably last longer since it is cooler.

If the voltage is much higher on #2, then I would go with #1. I think increasing the voltage can cause more wear/tear on the processor.

+1 pancake

RaidenWoW
01-31-08, 12:26 AM
@butterbandit

All I did was "AI Overclock 15%" on my Asus Striker Extreme.


I don't know if that changed the voltages or not...

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 12:27 AM
uh if you want your processor to last longer never turn it off :lol:

thermal cycling probably causes more wear if you have adequate cooling.

RaidenWoW
01-31-08, 12:29 AM
I keep my computer on 24/7.

Btw do you guys know of any uses I can put my CPU to while it's idle besides folding@home?

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 12:33 AM
downloading teh pr0n :bleh:

Revs
01-31-08, 08:17 AM
om nom nom nom

RaidenWoW
01-31-08, 04:23 PM
My cpu voltage is 1.216-1.232v. It fluctuates between those two..

Is that good or bad for my CPU?

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 04:37 PM
it is terrible, you better sell it on ebay before anyone else finds out.

RaidenWoW
01-31-08, 04:41 PM
Lord-ex for someone with 9,000 posts you sure do put a lot of thought/value into each and every one of them. Geat job (bud)

LORD-eX-Bu
01-31-08, 04:45 PM
:o

ATOJAR
01-31-08, 05:17 PM
The overclock in my sig is at 1.45v ... my cpu idles at like 35c .... full load is under 60c .... as already said, by the time the cpu craps out the thing wil be long gone from my system.