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Overclocking a PIII 800mhz
BigJim Nov-20-01 06:31 PM
I want to overclock my PIII 800mhz, how many fans do I need? I have a case fan, cpu fan, and powersupply fan. How fast should I overclock it too? Is 900 to 1000 mhz too much?. Thanks.

1. RE: Overclocking a PIII 800mhz
lbyard Nov-20-01 08:33 PM
In response to message 0
I do not overclock CPUs and do not recommend it. There are very good reasons for this and good reasons for manufacturer’s specifications. This question belongs in the Computer Performance Forum. Larry

2. RE: Overclocking a PIII 800mhz
BigJim Nov-20-01 09:45 PM
In response to message 1
Yeah but...If you go to http://www6.tomshardware.com/guides/overclocking/index.html they say that the expected life of a cpu is supposed to be 10 years. If you overclock it, it might last only 5 years. Either way, the cpu is going to be out of date, so why not? Plus they have tested systems that have been overclocked and run benchmarks that say the systems can be VERY stable. thanks.

3. RE: Overclocking a PIII 800mhz
lbyard Nov-21-01 07:47 PM
In response to message 2
Primarily, I do not overclock because it can corrupt data. If you want to discuss the pros and cons of overclocking, please take it to the Computer Performance Forum, below. That forum was set-up for people who want to overclock, etc. I don't do it. I am a computer hardware engineer. Tom Pabst is a medical doctor. Larry

4. RE: Overclocking a PIII 800mhz
BigJim Nov-21-01 09:20 PM
In response to message 3
Thank you for your response. I respect your opinion and I am not going to try overclocking due to what you said (corruption of data). I don't think I'm willing to take that chance. Thanks.

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