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I overclocked and what I got was a cooler system, is this possible?

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September 6, 2010 12:10:57 AM

Ok so I have a Q8400 processor @ 2.66MHz stock whick according to the bios settings and cpu-z that the detected voltage was 1.28V with all BIOS settings on AUTO, stock temps range at 40C-64C with gigabyte G-Power 2 pro cooler(ambient temp@37C).
but after O.Cing it @ 3.2MHz with just 1.16V temps now range at 38-52C, and yes the system was stable and more faster, i tried streesing the cores to 100% overnight(around 8hrs) still the system was pretty stable, i've been using this O.C. settings for a week now.
My question is:
-Is this settings safer than the default settings? This means my processor will last much longer rather than running it on auto settings right?

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September 6, 2010 12:29:53 AM

Certainly is. Voltage has a greater effect on power consumption that core clock, and that was a significant reduction in voltage.

As for life, generally higher voltages are the major life reducer.
September 6, 2010 2:22:10 AM

EXT is very right. Voltage will play one of the biggest roles in CPU temps. Lowering the voltage reduces power draw, less power = less heat generated. Less heat generally means better performance and longer life.
So if you managed a good OC while lowering your voltage and its stable, I applaud you.
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September 6, 2010 6:53:50 AM

Best answer selected by jim_02.
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September 6, 2010 5:30:39 PM

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