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Thread: Risks In Overclocking

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    I read somewhere that if you overclock you processer, and if you wait a while the processer will just suddenly die. Now I'm gonna buy a 2500+ and I know all you out there who overclock it 3200+ (thats some great ass deal huh?) sooo.. here's my questions and concerns

    1. Should i overclock my new-holy-shit-I-had-to-wait-a-year-for-this 2500+?
    2. Which heatsink is better? Thermaltake 9 or Zalman flower CNPS3100-Plus
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    Just buy the retail CPU and you get a very nice heatsink with it. I got mine to 3200 Speeds running 45 Full load. Stock heatsink is GREAT.

    I put an 80mm fan on my heatsink though for the hell of it...didnt make any difference at all really..lol

    Overclock, overclock, overclock lol

    As long as your temps arent too high it shouldnt have much affect on the life of it really..3 years warranty anywayz..and hell if something happens and they wont give u a new one...its only 90 bux
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    the 11 is so pricey tho
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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@15 February 2004 - 16:05
    Just buy the retail CPU and you get a very nice heatsink with it.  I got mine to 3200 Speeds running 45 Full load.  Stock heatsink is GREAT.

    AMD ships a number of heatsinks with their chips...some are very nice ( the thin finned, skived ones with the copper slug) and some are not.

    Currently, I believe that the Thermalright SP series are considered the air-cooling Kings of the Hill.

    As far as whether or not you should OC your chip, it depends.
    I'm sure that ultimately there is a price to pay, you might try it and see if you notice a difference in your normal, day-to-day use.
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    it seems like there's a difference between 2500+ and 3200+
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    get the sp-97 with a tornado. u're temps will be low as fuk, and ur ears will soon go deaf. lol. so get a fan controller too

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    Well I think there would be an obvious difference between 2500+ and 3200+ don't you agree? they have a huge price difference
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