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    AMD Overdrive...anyone use it?

    I recently heard of AMD's programmed Overdrive, which overclocks your RAM, Processor and graphics card. I downloaded it and ran it, but I got a warning saying that anything caused by the programme is not coverable in the warranty. However I could not really understand it; would it mean that the warranty is void, or only if the components fail while overclocking does the warranty not apply?

    Also has anyone else used the application? Is it any good? Is it dangerous?

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    Re: AMD Overdrive...anyone use it?

    If a component fails after you've used overdrive (regardless of whether it fails while overclocking, or simply after you've overclocked) then it's not covered by warranty. So yes, you're essentially voiding your warranty if you overclock, this is nothing you should be surprised by!

    Typically I don't see any need in overclocking while a component is still under warranty - chances are it's still fast enough. Only once they get too slow for what you're trying to do does overclocking make much sense, by which time they're usually out of warranty anyway.

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    Re: AMD Overdrive...anyone use it?

    It should be safe - but like kal says, Why bother?
    What are you planning on using your pc for?
    What are your specs?

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    Re: AMD Overdrive...anyone use it?

    I've never broken anything through overclocking tbh.
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    Re: AMD Overdrive...anyone use it?

    Yeah, it's not until you go gung ho on cheap mobos that you get problems, if they couldnt handle a small overvolt, it wouldn;t be in the BIOS!

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