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Is heat the only problem with overclocking?

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cameron_bol

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I was just wondering what other factors come into play when overclocking a processor? I'm assuming that there's something else, other than heat that limits overclocking, but don't know what it is. Some insight into this would be handy.

Cameron
 

Wonko The Sane

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If you're overclocking the FSB, there are several things that can affect the overclock. Memory speed, PCI/AGP dividers, how well the PCI/AGP cards handle running out of spec. for example, if you're trying to hit 166 fsb, and your board doesn't have an /5 divider, your PCI cards will be running at 41.5 MHz. so if you have a card that won't handle the 41.5 MHz, you'll have trouble hitting the 166.
 

Sonny

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Another thing that limits your overclock is the lack of voltage. Most everybody will do voltmods to overcome this.

FSB overclocking also depends on the chipset your MoBo has.

Heat is the more apparent concern because it is the most noticable problem.