[HARDWARE] Overclocking CPUs

Eno Jon enojon at delphi.com
Thu Sep 23 13:53:23 EDT 1999


mhz means nothing--show me the ops and data throughput, please.

Dennis Jensen wrote:

> Well. 5-10% huh?
> I'm running a dual celeron (Asus P2B-D) with 2 celeron300a PPGAs OC'ed to
> 450Mhz  As fair as my math goes that is a 50% increase.
> And with chips designed to run for 10-15 years i really don't think that it
> matters. Processor-power is getting cheaper and cheaper and so far it
> doesn't seem to stop here. In a year or two the processors you can buy today
> will be outdated.
> So who cares if they'll only last 7 years because of OC'ing?
>
> ... Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hector Herrera <hectorh at pobox.com>
> To: hardware at lists.distributed.net <hardware at lists.distributed.net>
> Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 8:40 PM
> Subject: [HARDWARE] Overclocking CPUs
>
> >
> >IMHO,
> >
> >if you are running a long term project such as cracking RC5, then
> >the decreased lifetime of an over clocked CPU will not pay off the
> >5-10% increase in performance.
> >
> >Any thoughts on this?
> >
> >
> >
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