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Old 07-20-07, 01:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Overclocking question?

Originally Posted by Madpistol
Overheating can lead to throttling (if enabled in your BIOS). Thus your processor should be safe.

Overvolting can lead to circuit failure. Thus, your processor is useless silicon.

Therefore, you are indeed correct. If you want to blow up your processor, overvolt it to hell.
Not entirely true. When OC'ing most Athlons, there isn't any thermal-throttling to prevent damage really. Thus, if you have it oc'd too high, and the average temps are continually higher than recommended, you will shorten the life of your CPU. By how much varies with each CPU.
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