Posted by Dylan C on September 29, 2006, 10:18 pmPlease Register and login to reply and use other advanced options
If the CPU had gone bad, that is what I would've thought. Strangely,
the CPU still ran and overclocked fine. Only the motherboard died.
Even a different working CPU failed to get the board to post. It was a
very strange situation indeed, considering the board was never operated
beyond its limits.
Posted by david schwerbel on October 2, 2006, 8:42 pm
| If the CPU had gone bad, that is what I would've thought. Strangely,
| the CPU still ran and overclocked fine. Only the motherboard died.
| Even a different working CPU failed to get the board to post. It was a
| very strange situation indeed, considering the board was never operated
| beyond its limits.
on higher FSB, the chipsets generates more heat (and needs higher voltage,
if possible). so it is possible that your northbridge cooler was simple not
enough to cool the chip.
Posted by NilEinne on October 8, 2006, 3:15 pm
Worst case scenario I suspect is that your cause the destruction of the
universe. There are a number of reasons this could occur, it has been
studied before (not in relation ot overclocking)
While our current theories and understand suggest this is unlikely, you
As such if you don't want to be responsible for such a catacalysm I
suggest you don't overclock. Of course if you do cause it, no one will
ever know so it won't really matter. And it could happen even if you
don't overclock although it's logical to assume it's more likely if you
do overclock (as things get more unpredictable)...
Posted by Revanant on October 12, 2006, 2:04 am
Mighty you scribbled in [alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd]
on 29 Sep 2006 06:32:36 -0700
Well what happened to me is that the motherboard died, and at this point
I think also the Graphics card died. I wasn't really overclocking a
3700 san diego on a Epox 9npa+sli very hard. I think it was at 2200mhz
or something. When after 3 weeks of no problems the motherboard cracked
under the strain for some reason. Didn't have the values very high on
anything. But I do have to warn you not all pieces of equipment will
overclock well. Sometimes a mobo or graphics card or cpu that is
supposed to overclock well might just crack by a deformity within
unknown to you. Even if you just push a little, the causes won't be
actually known unless you had an expert check the part from the
manufacturer. So, my best advice is go easy as you increase values
(after you read up of course), and hope that everything works out.
Because the way things go, you never know what can't take it.
I had the mobo replaced but putting back everything the graphics card
doesn't work. I replaced the graphics card with a pci version to check
the cpu and it works but I cant install ms winblows because I need a new
pci express graphics card, or E card version. But I am hoping that
after I get a new card all is well again. And I won't need a new cpu
because thats another $100 out of my pocket. (sigh) But it's worth
getting some more speed because everything just moves faster. :-D
My last piece of advice is rather carefully said. When pushing your
mobo to the limits you may often want to take care as you can do damage
without knowing it. Going to fast on the settings will spell doom and
launch you into the madness of your own private hell. But if you are
careful and gently push your puter here a little, there a little, you
will be a happy camper in the end. And thats most of the time. But all
I can think of is that my computer bit the dust somehow, it maybe I
pushed it over the edge or it could have possibly been a lightning
You just want to be careful and you should be very happy in the end.
Now, about cooling, if you buy yourself some water cooler that is a good
idea because that is the best route to cool the cpu. But the cheaper
route is to buy a well cooled case. I have a coolermaster centurian
that keeps the temps down to acceptable levels with a quiet cpu cooler.
Posted by No one on October 24, 2006, 10:48 pm
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