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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !