[rc5] Dangers of overclocking
Ethan M. O'Connor
zudark at MIT.EDU
Sat Jul 12 21:21:58 EDT 1997
At 10:50 PM 7/12/97 +0100, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:
>The fact that virtually all microprocessors are quite happy at higher
>speeds is irrelevant - there's a whole computer out there, and overclocking
>affects *all* of it. What about the extra power line glitches? Is there
>enough decoupling for the higher speeds? What about the extra power
>consumption - are the circuit board tracks dropping to much voltage? And
>that's just for starters - there's an awful lot of components and
>connections that have nothing to do with the microprocessor, and you're
>speeding all of it up to a speed beyond its design criteria.
However, if you are increasing only the multiplier, and that
only to a speed for which the motherboard is rated (like a
pentium 166 up to a 200 on a motherboard which can support a
K6-233), then the above arguement really doesn't apply.
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