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#31 16 years ago

So... What you're saying C38368 is that my processor is under clocked and running it at 1.99Ghz is OK.

Great. That means... (quick calculation) :eek: My system won't be out of date just yet!

:D :D :D Woohoo! That means I don't have to by a new motherboard & processor!

Why would anyone underclock ? Watford Computers... Why?!

My system is in a huge case as well, plenty of airspace.


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#32 16 years ago
jedi_knightWhy would anyone underclock ? Watford Computers... Why?!

If the case doesn't have good cooling, or To insure stability.

I think Watford Computers, doesn't want to get sued if your processor overheats, and crashes, while running at its full clock speed.

We've been downclocking our Sempron 2400+, to keep it under 50ºC, 122ºF. Which it will run well under that, on a cold night. Don't want to burn up our showroom system. Even if it is sopposed to be stable at 50ºC, I'm still unsure about it running tht high.

Downclocking a processor too much, and it WILL run unstable. I know from experience.


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#33 16 years ago

Ageed as above ITS supposed to run at 15x133,thats what it was made for to run at 2ghz with amd heatsink and fan.


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#34 16 years ago

Underclocking has it's merits. Most people who do it do so in order to use a fanless cooling solution in a small case (think HTPC). Appearantly it's also used to prolong the life of display models?

Overclocking can cause instability. But a good chip on a good board with solid compnents can take a lot of overclocking without problem.