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 01/08/2005 03:46 PM
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Some days ago I posted a topic regarding me changing processors, from 2500+ to 2800+. Good for me AMD808 and some other guys suggested to just overclock my processor and I did. Now I'm running 2.2Ghz with my 2500+. Thanks guys but just a few questions and here they are...

1)Will overclocking my processor shorten its lifespan?
2)will it shorten my other parts (e.g. MBoard, Ram, Video card...)
3)Is it a good sign that my idle temp are only 1-2 degrees higher than before overclocking? Before the idel temp was around 36 now its only 37-38 at 3000rpm fan speed. Is this normal?

Here are the present specs of my pc:

Motherboard: ECS N2U400-A

Processor Fan: Thermaltake TR2-M2 with Artic Silver 5 thermal compund

PSU: TASK TK-945TX-DF 450 Watts

+3.3 and +5v = 240W
+3.3, +5 and +12 = 430W

Memory: Geil value Ram PC3200 2x256mb (Dual Channel Enabled)

Memory Timings:

CAS# Latency: 2.5

RAS# to CAS# Delay: 3

RAS# Precharge: 3

Cycle Time: 7

Well that should about do it, hope you guys can help me out and advise me if what I'm doing is healthy to my PC and its parts. Thanks.

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton overclocked to 3200+ (2.2Ghz with 1.68VCore)
Motherboard: Micro Star International K7N2 Delta2 - Platinum Edition
Memory Modules: 2x256Mb GeIL Value DDR PC3200 (CL=2.5-6-3-3)
Processor Fan: Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 with Artic Silver 5
Video Card: Inno3D FX5200 128Mb - 128Bit
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 01/08/2005 04:11 PM
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Average life span of a cpu is 10 to 20 yr's, The easy overclock you did probably didn't take a year off that as long as it remains cool, Your ram is supposed to run at that speed and your motherboard was also made for it. So I think your alright, unless you were shooting for 21 yrs
Yes it is normal for the temps to rise just a little as long as you didn't have to raise your voltage too much. My 1800+ runs at 36°c idle at 2496mhz at 1.80v, (just under a 1ghz overclock) but thats due to the cooler I'm using, So again your fine.

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