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how much can i overclock an Intel Core Quad Q8200 2.33GHz

Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by bloby22, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Dalo Harkin

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    Hi,

    first of all I would just use a watercooling loop that cools the CPU, the GPU and other components cannot be overclocked anywhere near as much as the CPU.
    In terms of how much will it reduce the life expectancy of the PC, as Match has said it varies as the most common cause for failing components is Heat, what happens when you overclock is make the Chip run at a faster speed with more voltage (both of which increase heat) I have had my Q6600 O'cd to 4Ghz for over 2 years :D

    If you are worried about the components then go for air cooling and you can OC just a bit, alternatively buy the watercooling one and then OC a little,when you see the difference it makes you will be wanting to up it more and more
     
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    nope I want a bigger faster CPU first ;) lol
     
  3. Dalo Harkin

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    thats how you break things :eek:
     
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    How do you think I learned to fix things?
     
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  6. Dalo Harkin

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    You really dont have much choice there do you, the best of a bad bunch would be Zalman, but leave it with me to research and come back to you later today
     

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