Can you permanently damage hardware with overclocking? Tags: Overclocking Hardware Pentium Last response: January 18, 2010 11:37 AM in Overclocking Share SteveSmith1980 January 17, 2010 7:33:35 PM I will attempt to seriously overclock my old Pentium 4. I have never tinkered with things like voltages before. Can I permanently damage my hardware by doing this? Are the risks high? More about : permanently damage hardware overclocking christop a b K Overclocking January 17, 2010 8:22:45 PM yes you can fry your cpu.. Just don't go crazy.. And don't push hard if you are using your stock heatsink. jsc a c 197 K Overclocking January 18, 2010 11:37:21 AM Old P4's are typically not real good overclockers. And they aren't like Intel's newer chips that will shut themselves down when they start getting hot. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCould reaching high temps for a long time cause permanent damage ? ForumOFFICIAL POLL: WHAT CAUSED YOUR FLASHED 6950 PERMANENT DAMAGE ? ForumWater damage , what can I save? ForumGpu overclocking damage ForumDo graphical artifacts damage GPU's? ForumHow should I permanently store digital photographs? ForumOverclocking destroyed my windows 7 ForumLaptop (Clevo M860TU) Overheat Damage . CPU or GPU? ForumOverclocking damage ? Forum[AMD] Can overclocking CPU and CPU-NB damage RAM ? ForumIs all new hardware crap? ForumHas over-clocking damaged my hardware ? ForumWhat aspects of overclocking can damage a gpu? ForumLGA 1156 Core i5 and Core i7 Overclocking guide ForumOverclocking CPU and RAM Issues ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 ForumOverclocking and core unlocking ForumCan you OC a factory OC card? Forum[Solved] Q6600 with ddr3 1333 ForumHelp with Overclocking More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !