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ANMD CPU Overclocking question, Heat is only enemy?

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When you overclock an AMD CPU, is the heat the only enemy?In other words, is it possible to damage the chip not by overheating? (like chip get dammeged only because you chnaged settings in BIOS or mabo)Please tell meThanks in advance

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In a word: yes. Although todays CPU's, Motherboards and Memory have a fairly high tolerance for overclocking in general, heat is not the only issue to watch for.Within most bios's today, you can change the voltage for these three things: the CPU, chipset and memory. Voltage can be a great tool when used in an informed overclockers hands, but it can also be dangerous hazard in the wrong hands. Most motherboards will not allow raising the voltage of these three components too much beyond their designed tolerances, but it is possible to push too far.In general however, heat is the biggest issue. Most motherboards are smart enough today to refuse the POST sequence and reset to default tolerances for voltage upon reboot these days, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Being aware of it however is recommended.Take care,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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Thank you for useful info Elrond :)

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