How long has your Overclock lasted?

Hey guys, I was just wondering how long everyone's overclock has lasted. I just bought a new build and have overclocked it a little bit with stock cooler and still running ~38C (Maxed at 55C w/ Prime95. Maxed at ~43C w/ SC2). Despite what the CPU-Z validation says in my sig, I've overclocked my CPU to 3.8GHz stable with the multiplier at 19 (at 1.4v). It's almost been a month since I've had my computer.


So... I'm dying to know (and I'm sure others are too) :

1. What processor do you have and how much are you currently pushing your processor for day to day usage? (Temps would be nice too)

2. How long has your computer been up and running with the overclock? (Rough estimate is fine.)

3. Do you usually leave your computer on overnight?


Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you all soon. :)
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  1. I have a Q6600 that has been overclocked for roughly five years. Make sure voltage and temps stay under max and it should last a good long time.
  2. Hi.

    Take a look of this guide, can help you to overclock more higher your CPU but you need a better cooler.

    1- I have a 1090T running @ 3.8GHz daily, temps idle 16ºC load ~35ºC. I have LCS, so, the temps can be different for you.
    2- Around six months
    3- Not really, but the stability test was overnight for nine hours
  3. saint19 said:
    Hi.

    Take a look of this guide, can help you to overclock more higher your CPU but you need a better cooler.

    1- I have a 1090T running @ 3.8GHz daily, temps idle 16ºC load ~35ºC. I have LCS, so, the temps can be different for you.
    2- Around six months
    3- Not really, but the stability test was overnight for nine hours



    I know that I need a better cooler in order to overclock further, but I was just wondering how long overclocked computers will generally last. In order to get an answer to this, I ask the community how long their overclock has lasted in order to see ,potentially, how long an overclock will last and what are some safe temperatures that could help aid in the longevity of the chip. I know this will not be too accurate, but I'm also interested to see people's overclocks as well. So it's a win win. I may be getting a Hyper 212+ soon but do not plan to overclock much farther (Maybe up to 4GHz stable.). Thanks for your help though. :)
  4. My last overclocked system was still running a month ago when I took it offline as I built a new pc for me. It was setup in 2001 or 2002 lol. AMD 2500+ barton that had the living crap kicked out of it voltage wise, and overclock wise since day 1 and never said mercy except when it tried to run current apps and games hahaha.
  5. Nice!

    Keep the replies coming please! :D
  6. X3 435 unlocked to four cores and clocked to 3.5GHz from 2.9 standard, since jan 2010 and thats with a pos psu hehe :P
    Moto
  7. Core 2 Quad Q8400, overclocked from 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz ever since it leaving the box, which is about 8 months ago. Cooled with a Hyper 212+ (push-pull config) its temps never exceed 50'C. And yes, it stays on overnight fairly often, mostly for updates and downloads, at least once a week, but shuts down when done. Takes a while, as it does updates, virus scans, defragging and checkdisk in this time.
  8. GA-EP45-UD3P | Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5) C3 stepping :(
    GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)
    GA-EP35-DS3P | E7500 OC'd to 4.1 GHz (373 MHz X 11)
    GA-G41M-ES2L | E6500 OC'd to 3.87 GHz (352 MHz X 11) FSB limited by G41

    The Q6600 system is about 4 years old, I think. Load temps are 61 - 66 C with a Xig DK in an Antec 900 case.

    The Q9550 system is about 3 years old, I think. Load temps are 58 - 61 C with a TRUE in an Antec 900 case.

    Both C2D systems are less than two years old using old motherboards. I don't remember the load temps. The E7500 reached core speed limits before it reached voltage or thermal limits. It has a Xig DK cooler and an Ante 900 case.

    The E6500 uses my old ACF7P and it is in one of my old cases.

    All 4 systems are 24 hour Prime95 stable with SpeedStep enabled. The Q6600 runs 24/7/52.

    My longest running system was a P233MMX system I build in 1998. I adapted a P2 heatsink and fan when I found a set of undocumented motherboard jumper settings that ran the CPU at 333 MHz. Finally discarded that system in 2008.

    First system OC'd was a TRS80 Model I in 1978, OC'd by piggybacking chips, cutting PCB traces, and running jumpers - 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz.

    Been doing this for a while. :)

    I have never had a system fail from the effects of overclocking
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