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Created On: 01/13/2011 07:17 PM
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 01/13/2011 07:17 PM
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I tried overclocking my Phenom II X6 1090T and I may have pushed it too far. Please tell me if there is a specific app to check for damage to a cpu. I know that Prime95 can check this for overclockers, but I am wondering if there is another app that would tell me if there is damage.


TA785G3 BIOSTAR mobo
OCZ 1033 MHz 2 GB RAM - X2
Windows 7 64-bit
ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card
 01/13/2011 09:08 PM
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Only way to find out is to test it. Prime95 it again and compare it to your previous runs. If it performs worse, then you may have damaged it. If it performs the same, then most likely not. Hard to tell for sure and there isn't a specific utility that you can run that will provide you with a pop-up message saying your good or not good. Degradation in performance from previous testing is really your only means to tell.

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