[HARDWARE] Overclocking CPUs (long rant)

Robert Norton rjn at execpc.com
Wed Sep 22 20:07:26 EDT 1999


taniwha wrote:

> <snip>
> What I'm trying to get at here is that what will fail first when
> you overclock is unknown (from your point of view) it may be a path
> that you don't use much - maybe you can run quake, rc5 and compile
> the limux kernel over and over untill you are blue in the face
> without any problems .... but a speed path in the multiplier will
> mean that it silently screws up your taxes ....

Just for general info, if you crank a chip up until it just runs on the edge, how
far back do you have to take it (as a guess) on the average to get stable
operation?  Like 10% slower?
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