Not Bad Intel...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Friend of Bill, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    After running my 2.0A at 2.6 for two solid years (air-cooled MCX478), I have finally had to up the core voltage to 1.525 (via Abit's SoftMenu) on my BD-7 Raid to gain rock-solid stability once again.:)

    Idle: 38C
    Load (22 hours): 45C

    :)
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Not bad.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    is there a point to this thread?
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Actually, yes.

    Snook just let us all know extended overclocking has resulted in long term degradation of his system. (What used to work without jacking the voltage now needs more help to run.) Important point to remember, you do eventually pay for pushing the envelope. The system is now on the path to failure.
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Bingo! Well put. However, such a mild voltage increase does not spell out immediate/total system failure.;)

    Furthermore, nothing lasts forever...:(
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, by the time it does die, it will be time to upgrade anyway.

    who cares if your processor doesn't last even 3 years? :)
     
  7. dubstar

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    nice to see an actual downside to overclocking for once.. you always hear about the glitter. thanks.
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    wow... you got all that from his first 2 posts ?

    I was sitting scratching my head and thinking... I think snook's lost it... again... @ a whole new level...
     
  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Lost? Hardly! I'm providing real world "SnookBooger-controlled lab results" (2 year study) right to your front door.;)