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    Hmmm... J/w, ambian, if you're going to spend that much on cooling, wouldn't it be better to at least get a better CPU and O/C the heck out of that? Seems like the people who buy a $500 car and then spend $3000 on rims for it... : peace2: Mista K6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker
    Famous last words, and I disagree. It's just a risk that we all take when tweaking our systems for the best performance. Hopefully, it's as calculated a risk as possible, which is why these forums are here. Can you imagine how many parts you'd fry trying to figure out what works and what doesn't without having any outside input?
    Here's a good example. Here's another....
    Hmmm... one at least a year old and well behind times and the other no date at all (thermal protection in AMD's K7 line has come a fair way now with the help of 3rd parties).
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    The Intels are virtually impossible to destroy aside from a sledgehammer. You will never see an overheated/fried P4, because it isn't possible anymore.
    Sorry m8 but I've handled a couple of P4's that where fried by the mobo and that's the same story with the fried K7 CPU's that I've come across also and I handle more AMD systems than I do Intels (I own more of these though) but really both have their pro's/con's but the end story is that both have had their ups and downs as well durin' their life times though another thing is to stay away from budget mobo's as these will cause a person real pain.

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    I'm flattered that you even bothered to read those articles/posts Soulburner, but there's plenty more of a PC that gets fried besides the processor. I can't argue that thermal death is a lot more likely with an AMD processor than an Intel. That's just fact for now, and anyone that has the technical knowledge to open a case and replace RAM probably knows it too. I just can't say it better than this guy does. Overclocking/tweaking comes with risk. For that matter, so does modding. The people I fear for the most are the ones that the expression,"A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing" applies to. There are plenty of articles out there by folks with excellent and amazing technical skills regarding voltage mods, etc, and if you read them carefully, they ALL mention that the process voids your warranty, can ruin your mobo/video card/whatever. At least the responsible and realistic ones do. I realize that each time I try a tweak/cut a case/mod a part in any way, I am taking my stock configured and perfectly working machine and am subjecting it to potential damage. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions, and have taken on the responsibility of replacing the part by my own means. I'm not trying to bag on you taking your own risks, but I feel it's irresponsible to make a generalized statement like, "A little tweaking never hurt anyone" without backing it up with the warning that once you go there, you're on your own recognizance, and that damaging mistakes not only CAN happen, but that they are fairly common. If tweaking was a "no-brainer" then these forums would not exist.
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    Wiggo, it is possible to kill a P4 by means such as voltage, but it is not possible to fry one.

    It will run without a heatsink. It throttles its clock down to stay alive, and cannot be fried. That's why. I do not speak BS.

    So as I said it my original post, you will never see an overheated Pentium 4 processor, because you can't.

    This is from 2001 but it still applies:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20010917/index.html

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    I think he ignored me.... :shrug:
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    I read it. :thumb:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Have ya tried 200+MHz x 11 @ 1.7-1.78v? :?:
    I tried one of them V11's once (and still usin' it on a 1.2GHz Duron at minimum speed) but found the V7+ not only a lot quieter (at medium speed over the 11's low) but also 2-3C cooler (my ears soon got sick of those 60mm 7K Delta and Y.S.Tech fans we use to rely on quite some time ago).
    yea, i tried vcores all the way up to 1.8 and all i got was a +5v rail that dipped to around 4.75


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