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How long has your Middle to High Overclocked CPU's Lasted you???

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by 20mmrain, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. 20mmrain


    Oct 6, 2009
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    I just finally read this post. I would have to say this would be quite interesting as well. I wouldn't mind hearing how long some overclocks above Intel's and AMD's specs lasted.
    Good call my friend!!!
  2. AlienIsGOD


    Aug 9, 2008
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    ive had my q9450 at 3 ghz since aug 08 and my X2 240 @ 3.1 ghz since jan 6/09.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. niko084


    Dec 5, 2006
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    Aww, those were the days!

    And +1 to W1z, Pentium 60, clocked to 66 was still pretty sad...
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  4. imperialreign

    imperialreign New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
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    You only started with a P 60Mhz?!

    . . . and I remember thinking it was bad-ass getting ahold of a 286 pushing 4MHz :roll:

    Most of my hardware still functions properly when I retire it, though . . . but they only tend to stay in service for about a year.

    I tend to run at least 25% CPU/BUS OCs 24/7 (GPUs I only push to about 10%-15% for 24/7 use - more performance boost OCing the SYS compared to the GPU).

    Only hardware I've ever torched was a Pentium 2 (or might have been the MMX) - accidentally set the dip switches wrong on the mobo (IIRC, was looking at them from the wrong direction), and fried the proc and the socket almost immediately.

    I tried to put the smoke back in, but had a rough time of it . . . :ohwell:
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  5. Naekuh

    Naekuh New Member

    Apr 2, 2009
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    Miko Fox? Fire Miko? Its FireFox-Tan!
    ive lost at most 5 cpu's in the past 10 yrs.

    1. An Opty 185 i fubard'd while deliding.
    2. E8500 - i kinda killed it intensionally @ 1.55vcore under constant load.
    3. X3360 - i have no idea how i killed this one.
    4. Q3QP Gulftown. <--- dont want to mess with 1.45+vcore on 24/7 settings.

    Edit: Oh i lost a Tbird in there also, from poor cooling when i was a noob.

    I can say with confidence i probably went though around 15 yorkfields, and probably around 8 different classes of i7's, from a i7 920 -> 965 -> 975 even including full blown gainestowns like the X5570.

    The i7 is a solid tank. i7 920 D0's ive heard of people pushing well into the 1.45v territory without any problems yet under constant load.
    The Yorkfields are a bit fragile with Vtt. Keep your Vtt low, and it will last.
    I have yet to see a kentsfield die, and ive been pushing some of them well into 1.5v territory.

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