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Breaking an X3 720 by clocking it too high?

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November 1, 2009 10:32:45 PM

i accidentally clocked my X3 720 at 4.2 ghz while still at 1.400 volts and obviously it didn't start up, but then I clocked it normally again and it booted up just fine, but I've gotten a few BSODs since then. Is it likely that I damaged the CPU?
November 1, 2009 10:54:28 PM

Shyfe said:
i accidentally clocked my X3 720 at 4.2 ghz while still at 1.400 volts and obviously it didn't start up, but then I clocked it normally again and it booted up just fine, but I've gotten a few BSODs since then. Is it likely that I damaged the CPU?



I'm just getting into the OCing business and what I suggest to run is prime95 small FFT's for a little and see if you get any errors there. Make sure the CPU settings are all back at stock. Three things can happen.

1. No errors and your probably fine.
2. Errors and you may have damaged the CPU.
3. My entire post could be null and void because I'm still new to this.
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November 1, 2009 11:05:13 PM

I just started running it in Prime95 at my original overclock (3.3 ghz) and it's running far so fine. I'll see if it lasts 10 hours like it should. Still, I'm curious as to whether just overclocking it with damage it.
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November 1, 2009 11:08:38 PM

From what I have been reading when you start messing with voltages, depending on how high you go can permanantly dmg your cpu, of course in your case it doesnt sound trashed cause your still using it.
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November 1, 2009 11:10:56 PM

this has nothing to do with voltages. i simply clocked it too high by accident.
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November 1, 2009 11:43:41 PM

wow, while running prime95, i noticed a high pitched sound coming from the computer which stopped as soon as I turned off prime95. I restarted it and no sound yet. could i have damaged a capacitor?
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