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Hey there, I want to preform on my PC an CPU overclock(E8400 which is very overclockable) and what holds me back is the fact that my brother and I bought this PC toghter and he doesn't want to overclock it since he thinks that it is dangerous.

Any tips on how to convice him?

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well at this point unless you overclock it , you might as well buy something new. It's going to be hard to play modern games on it soon if not already.

 

You can also overclock without changing the voltage and stuff which won't yeild a oc as high with it but you are really not damaging the CPU. Even more so with proper cooling.

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Overclocking without changing the voltage is actually very safe, it can cause system instabilities but cannot damage the chip. Also as has been pointed out overclocking can forestall buying a new system for a little longer and save money.

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Overclocking without changing the voltage is actually very safe, it can cause system instabilities but cannot damage the chip.

 

Assuming you keep temperatures (of everything) in check, sure. However, you can easily blow up a lackluster board by pushing a CPU too far even without changing the voltage at all as well.

 

This risk is minimal without increasing volts at all - but it is there if the system is on the edge from old age already.

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Overclocking without changing the voltage is actually very safe, it can cause system instabilities but cannot damage the chip.

 

Assuming you keep temperatures (of everything) in check, sure. However, you can easily blow up a lackluster board by pushing a CPU too far even without changing the voltage at all as well.

 

This risk is minimal without increasing volts at all - but it is there if the system is on the edge from old age already.

 

Very true, a crappy motherboard can blow easily even with minor overclocks, but then again it is almost as likely to blow without, thus the reason it is crappy :wave:

 

On the coolers, I have yet to see a system that could not do a no volt mod overclock on stock cooling. Now in fairness it pushes the edge but I have never had one go to throttling. However, again mileage may very and I would never suggest ANY overclocking without a good cooler in place.

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What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.

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What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.

Also if it is a prebuilt it's very possible the mb is low end and has no oc'ing options available, try and find the model# of the mb and give us the rest of your specs like ram and psu and cpu cooler.

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What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.

I built it, just 6 years ago.

I don't remember the exact model but it is something that was made by Arctic Cooling.

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What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.

I built it, just 6 years ago.

I don't remember the exact model but it is something that was made by Arctic Cooling.

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What computer is it? You said that you bought (instead of built) it together. My assumption is that it would have a stock heatsink on it that won't allow you to get any decent results.

I built it, just 6 years ago.

I don't remember the exact model but it is something that was made by Arctic Cooling.

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I didn't know they made computers at all. just coolers for computers

 

 

He was saying he has an AC cooler...

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