125% overclock - How long with this processor last? Tags: CPUs Overclocking Computer Processors Last response: June 16, 2011 4:25 PM in Overclocking Share 10ftcoke June 11, 2011 9:53:02 PM I have an AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4 GHz stock frequency. If I overclock it to 3.0 GHz, how long do you think the thing will last? I've had the computer for 5-6 years now so I'm not afraid of blowing up as it isn't worth much I took the computer itself out of the metal casing to improve air flow, so the ambient "internal temperature" is the same as the room temperature The CPU is still in its OEM heat sink and fan. But I have 3 household fans pointed at the heat sink running at full blast I'm doing this OC so I can run 4v4 games on SC2, not because I'm trying to blow up my computer. More about : 125 overclock long processor 10ftcoke June 11, 2011 9:55:31 PM oh and the with in the title is supposed to will majorgibly June 12, 2011 2:49:54 AM Buy and new PC then see how high you can get the old one good fun experiment Related resources I5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 - Forum Are these temps for 955 with hyper 212+ ok - Forum Need help with CPU Heatsink/fan! - Forum Q6660 max overclock? - Forum [Solved] Does Cool and Quiet "choke" my Overclock? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bearclaw99 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking June 12, 2011 3:25:14 AM That's a 25% overclock, not 125%. Shouldn't hurt it if your temps & voltage are decent jsc a c 172 à CPUs a c 197 K Overclocking June 13, 2011 1:33:34 PM Ahhh, bearclaw beat me to it. A 125% OC would have your system running at 5.4 GHz grody June 13, 2011 3:48:08 PM I'm sure a 125% OC will be fine. Anonymous a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking June 16, 2011 4:17:48 PM It will be fine, but I say you go for a 300% overclock and disable thermal throttling, roast some marshmallows and buy a new PC. Get the $500 PC from the system builder marathon except with the Phenom II x4 955 since now it's the same cost as the 925. wolfram23 a b à CPUs a c 100 K Overclocking June 16, 2011 4:25:17 PM The speed isn't very important compared to the voltages and temps. Mostly voltage. But that's not a big OC my guess would be it still has a lot of life left in it, although it's still outdated and easily surpased by newer, cheap CPUs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOverclocking - am I lucky with my i5 2500k ??? Forum[Solved] Help me overclock my system please.... Forum[Solved] Best 2500k cooler with a 50$ budget ForumOverclock PC For Dummies- LF: Part Suggestions ForumIs this temperature safe More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !