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    Overclocking and the Warrenty

    I have been a tad confused about the situation of the warrenty while overclocking. I was on the intel website, and saw this table for Q6600:

    Does this mean that I can overclock the chip as much as I like as long as I do not go over 1.5V, or are they just boaring, and ban overclocking all together.

    thx

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    As long as you stay within the 1.5v (crazy volts anyway tbh) you're safe, they don't know.

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    So it is still full in warrenty

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    There was a discussion a while ago about Intel and their warranty, in relation to what invalidated it and what didn't.

    If I remember correctly, their stance was that overclocking didn't invalidate the warranty, but if anything the user did outside of their recommended installation and usage (which doesn't include overclocking) resulted in damage occurring, then that would.

    So the gist of it seemed to be if you overclock, and that damages the chip, you're not covered.

    If the reason the chip failed was nothing to do with your overclocking, then the fact that you'd overclocked it wouldn't invalidate the warranty.


    Or, as I understand it, that's the theoretical position. In practice, unless you tell them you've clocked it, would they know? Are the selected multipliers and fsb (where selectable) logged in the chip? Not as far as I'm aware. Ditto voltage settings.

    Of course, if you've lapped the chip, then it's physically obvious you have. But with less radical steps, how would they know? I don't know if they could know. And if they don't have log records, it might come down to looking at what damaged the chip, and perhaps, when it failed and what they or you can prove. That certainly applies to your UK legal rights, aside from what the warranty might say.

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    This has just reminded me of a set-up I put together recently. When testing it I noticed it was getting very hot, Very quickly at full load. I had set the core voltage in the BIOS to automatic and under full load it was increasing to 1.85v.

    Sorry I don't know the answer to your overclocking question.

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    Also with the VID, core temp reports it as 1.3250V, while running full orthos on all cores CPU-Z says its only using 1.248V.
    ????? confused

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    I got my 6600 from overclockers uk and luckily they guaranteed the chip to clock to 3ghz so aslong as I clock within that I am covered. Also if it didn't hit 3ghz I could replace the chip. It clocks well beyond 3ghz but with the shuttle and a dual slot 8800GTS in there the heat is a major issue so back to stock atm for me.

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    well its at 300MHz FSB, 2.7GHz now with 1.25V, on prime.

    Temps lower than at stock!!!! Wow at stock there are far too many volts

    Its still on the stock cooler, but 54'C-50'C sound fair under Prime? (when it was on stock it reached 62'C prime!OMG)
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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    I reckon as Saracen says it's all theoretical. If Intel started taking issue over people overclocking their processors then they would be presenting customers on a plate to AMD.

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    Re: Overclocking and the Warrenty

    Thats why Im not too worried about benching my e7300 hard,
    If I break it, (or atleast cause it to be unstable at stock), then I will just try to RMA it,
    I mean, for my max validation, I went up to 1.7v!
    And hopefully later this year Im going subzero for the first time, (Dry Ice)

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