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How do you know if your oc'ed chip is finally dying?

MDE

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Your PC doesn't work, crashes a lot. What kind of an OC (and voltages) are we talking about here?
 

WarCon

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Stability issues arise at the overclock you have. Voltage doesn't help.

Lowering speed helps for a little while, but it goes unstable in a relatively short period of time.

Finally, stock speed becomes unstable. At that point, its pretty much toast.

Too much voltage?
 

FearoftheNight

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right now running at 1.67 actual.....but i theorize eventual lifespan will be reduced so i want to recognize symptoms now and not have fit later.

edit: right now 1700 @ 12.5 x 184 = 2300 mhz
 

Soulkeeper

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when it stops being stable at a particular clock speed and voltage that has been 100% stable for you for some time
if it stops being stable at what it once was
if you start needing more voltage

those are signs
 

jiffylube1024

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Soulkeeper and especially WarCon's descriptions hit the nail on the head. As long as your voltage isn't too high, you shouldn't have anything to worry about with your 1700+ ...
 

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