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What sort of sh*t is this??

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Feb 3, 2001
For myself, I don't consider an overclock to be successful unless I LOWER my CPU temperature below where it was at it's normal setting.

This is written in the beginners guide. I am a beginner, but as far as I know, heat is the enemy of a cpu, for every 10 degrees, the lifetime halves. Why would some-one not be cooling their chip as effectively as poss from the start? It seems a bit obvious to do so. Are the guys writing these guides actually that good? Or is this just a failed attempt at a brag?
Attaining a lower than normal temp than at spec-- while overclocking is an admirable goal. I salute you!
Why not share some of your expertise with the membership? It's possible that you will write a guide that's even better than the ones that are already posted. Don't hide your light under a bushel!