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Overclocking without increasing the voltage.

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Oct 17, 2013
Does overclocking without increasing the voltage still kill your cpu faster? or overclocking without increasing the voltage doesn't count as overclocking?


Mr. Clean Senior Member
Jan 12, 2012
Overclocking within reason isn't going to kill your processor. Yes it may not last as long but it will, in most cases, be well outdated before it fails. I've had processors running overclocked for years that get used nearly 8 hours a day and they're still living. Examples are my 2500k oced to 4.5 since 2012, my Fx 8350 oced to 4.7 since 2012 and my 955 Be at 4.1 since late 2011, all are still running strong.

Yes you can overclock without changing the voltage per se. but if the voltage is left on auto the motherboard will increase the voltage to be able to cope with overclock, to a point. So if you were interested in seeing how far you could push a cpu on "stock" voltage you would need to set it manually to it's stock VID, then Oc.


Oct 28, 2017
Heat is usually considered the number one killer of cpu. Overclocking without increasing voltage just uses up leftover headroom that was in place to keep you stable for years to come..