CPU Voltage

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jz1397-5, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    if i uped my cpu voltage from say 1.65v to 1.85v and did not change anything else, would this hurt the CPU?
     
  2. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

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    You'll sure heat up the cpu some, but I can't see it making anything run faster.
     
  3. MerlinuXP

    MerlinuXP Guest

    May i ask why??????

    And yes the cpu would heat up... usually about 4 degrees Celcius every .05 volts...

    Usually it is good to lower voltage to the point when the system becomes unstable (i.e crashes or doesn't boot) since it lowers cpu temp... which is better....
     
  4. Jz1397-5

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    well i was going to cranck up my 2400, so i was just wondering.
     
  5. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Well, just try to o/c it without changing voltages, and if you start getting boot problems and instability, then slowly put the voltage up. Yes it will create more heat but can help your stability at higher speeds. My celeron is running at 1.675 up from 1.475 and runs about 5 or 6 degrees hotter. I'm not sure on how amd chips tolerate voltage but i wouldnt push it too much higher than 1.8v for your chip. Yes it will shorten the life of your cpu, but not anything significant if you are upgrading in the next couple of years.