View Full Version : Has anyone fried a A64 due to running a high FSB

07-02-05, 07:55 AM
I fineally figure out how to overclock my A64 and I was wondering when running such a high FSB has it caused anyone any problems.I seen alot of people running at high FSB but I don't think I have seen anyone cook one yet or mess something up.

07-02-05, 12:52 PM
Noob my self at OC Athlon 64 , but im sure you just need to keep your eye on temperature's and don't overvolt.
I read complaints from people that OC pc with failed Motherboard chipset fan does get fried.

07-03-05, 05:09 AM
Nope, i have also had my FSB on my 3200+ do 400MHz HTT aka 800MHz DDR with memory at 2:1

07-03-05, 12:32 PM
I have never fried a chip from overclocking... I have gone through a few motherboards though ;)

07-03-05, 12:37 PM
I agree with jakup; overclocking damages motherboards more easily than CPUs.

07-03-05, 12:44 PM
your ram will be damaged before your proc gets damaged on ocing. i would say the max though is around 320FSB (actual not htt or any of that crap of course). i would be willing to bet that the proc wont be able to make that though, most can't.

overvolting is a serious problem though. with any 64bit cpu about 1.6vcore is highest you'll want to go.

07-03-05, 02:50 PM
Depends apon the chips used most people don't go over 1.65v but does depend on which core being used new it ok to 1.7v although heat will become a problem.

Wow Kamel you are a freaking murder thats alot of heardwhere you have killed off, The only thing that The only stuff thats died on me is, is a Celeron 500, 128MB SD Ram, ASUS S370 board, which my mate killed when he clumisy enough to scratch the metal on the case killing the lot. Needless to say i won't let him go near ANYTHING now. And also my IBM 80GB Deathstar diying every 9 months on the trot like clock work for 2 1/2 years.

07-03-05, 03:27 PM
I ran my p4 3.0 at 1.75v all day an never had a problem :) Most people thought I was nuts. I have run my memory up to 3.5v.

My Winchester is running at 1.65v right now.

07-03-05, 03:31 PM
I've never physically fried a chip when overclocking, whether on AMD or Intel platform. I have killed the CPUs lifespan due to consistent high overclocks w/ high volt settings, but that's about it. I mean check out my current specs in my sig, that's major volt into my CPU as is, and all is good.........for now :D