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Over clocking sability ? WTF?

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CheeZeTM

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Jul 7, 2004
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Louisiana
ok, i am sure you have all seen the 5ghz project by tom's hardware guide
well i was wondering how stability was mesured? obviously if u tell ur 1Ghz to go 4Ghz it will basicly say FU but in order to get higher stability what is required? the liquid nitrogen was used to keep it cool, but if (so to speek) i wanted to take a 1Gh and tell it 4Ghz what would i have to do? hardware wise and if it is unstable what will happen (crash) meaning destruction of what?
 

Sjaak

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Apr 26, 2004
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The Netherlands
if you read the article thoroughly, they say that 'it was too unstable to perform any benchmarking'

an OC only 'really' counts when its stabile, which means 24 hour [email protected] / prime stability. To get stability at high speeds, more voltage is required, but that will also kill the chip faster.