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Thread: Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.




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    Default Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.

    I upclocked my cpu in steps a bit ago, and once it started to seem unstable I went back a setting. And I started to noticed problems so I slowly went back until I hit defaults where I still have problems.

    This is what I have

    Asus A8n SLI
    AMD athlon XP 4400+
    and the zalman heatsink
    Zalman CNPS9500 LED heatsink/fan | silentpcreview.com
    without the LED
    550w powersupply
    Windows vista SP1 (has this problem on both)

    Here is my problem. I am getting white bars all over and flickering UI problems in games, and after a while, missing body parts, or flashing body parts. It seems if I boot up my PC after a 12ish hour break of being shut down, it's the worst. I am getting them all over the place now. examples.

    http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/3049/cpu1or7.jpg
    http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9215/cpu2ia0.jpg
    http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3572/cpu3ew2.jpg

    The animated icons on the right are making one flash across the text box.
    It seems that once the pc is up for a while, windows doesn't get very many at all and I sometimes get the flickering in the games which I can fix by alt tabbing and coming back. But after a good amount of days with the pc being up I will start to get problems again. Here are the 3 things I have tried to do.

    Reapply paste to the cpu.
    reset cmos
    Flashed Bios.

    Is it hopeless?

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    Default Re: Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.

    opps wrong thread

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    Default Re: Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.

    12ish hours - that almost sounds like you've got faulty capacitors

    I've found in deep distant past that CPU's can be burnt in at the overclocked speeds - don't know if this is still true - so when you drop em back, they complain

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    Default Re: Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.

    are you saying that I should try upclocking again?

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    Default Re: Cpu overclocked, may of damaged it.

    Is your cpu air or water-cooled?

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