Overclocking?

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  1. Unleashed NRG

    Unleashed NRG Senior Member

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    I want to have a go at an overclock after i read up a little. Ive heard it raises the temp because it forces the cpu and so on to work harder. I was wondering is the temperature rise a significant one? Or only a couple of degrees? I have 5 fans in my tower but i don't want anything to overheat on me.
     
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    temperature increase goes up linearly with clock speed increases and exponentially with voltage changes.

    temperature does not. As more heat is produced, more is able to be transmitted to the external surroundings,k be it the ehatsink or the air around it, so temperature does not scale linearly

    temps on intel CPUs(Pentium M Core and Core 2) are fine up to say 60C for 24/7
    temps on intel's Netburst CPUs are fine to maybe 80ish
    temps on AMDs athlon 64s are good to maybe 50ish

    if you have a good heatsink on your CPU, a moderate overclock is reasonable. Witha scythe infinity and a 50% overclock, my temps are lower than they are with the stock cooler and stock frequency.
     
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    I'd like to read more about overclocking.

    Any links that I should look at?
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking
    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=overclocking&gwp=13

    http://google.com

    in short, a 2.93GHz Core 2 duo is made on the same plant as the 1.86GHz c2ds. Then they are ranked into groups and sold by that ranking. However, there are times(which si frequently) where a higher binned CPu is tossed into a lower level because there is a deficit of the lower CPUs and a surplus of the higher ones.

    to iterate that point, there have been times where two CPUs from the same batch are sold and the one which is sold as the lower model actually clocks higher than the one ranked and sold higher.
     
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    Unleashed NRG Senior Member

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    Thanks for the great feedback xelink. Much appreciated.
     
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    Damn dude, you know exactly what your talking about. Your like the definition of a Computer dictionary or somethin. If i ever need help with my pc i know who to ask :)
     
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    another thign to note, an e6600 @2.93GHz will produce the same amount of heat as an x6800 at 2.93GHz(stock) lower mdoels have mroe overclockeability as the chip itself is made to withstand the heat.
     
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    Well I need some help for overclocking as well, thanks for the helo guys
     

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