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Created On: 01/08/2005 03:46 PM
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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.

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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.
Enjoy!

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