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    Overclocking And Warranty

    Hi,

    I was thinking about overclocking my Q6600, does this invalidate the warranty?

    It took me a while to save for it as it was so I don't want to do anything if it invalidates the warranty.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Hi,

    I was thinking about overclocking my Q6600, does this invalidate the warranty?

    It took me a while to save for it as it was so I don't want to do anything if it invalidates the warranty.

    Cheers
    Jon
    Yes it does, using a 3rd party cooler also voids the warranty(thats new to me).
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    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    both is quite difficult to prove though, unless you RMA to Intel with a spick and span stock cooler :>

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Ah ok, thats a shame, I can't really afford a new one if something were to happen to the Q6600, will leave it stock then.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    It is a crime not to OC a q6600 though

    It is a shame about the warranty >.<

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Hehe, yeah, I read all the forums on overclocking it and how overclockable it is, I have never overclocked anything before so really wary about trying it.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    No, it doesn't void the warranty. Necessarily.

    However, if you clock it, and whatever you do causes damage, that might well void it.

    Essentially, Intel's position is that they give procedures for installation and use, and breaking them might void the warranty. But what does overclocking actually mean? Turning it up a tad, or whacking it up as far as you can get it, overvolting it and sticking huge cooling systems on it?

    If you overclock it, and IF damage results, and if Intel detect that (or maybe even suspect it), then you're into a grey area and your warranty is certainly art risk. But overclocking does not, by itself, automatically void the warranty, and Intel themselves have said that.

    Oh, and if you stick "overclocking" and "warranty" into our search engine, you'll find previous discussions on exactly this point,so it may give you more detail and perspective.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    I know most retailers will just tell you its void so its a bit misleading.
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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Thanks for the info, I bought the CPU from Scan so didnt know if they had a seperate policy for overclocking.

    Additionally IF I was to overclock, I was only going to do it to 3Ghz. I only have the standard HSF that came with the processor(retail).

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    If you overclock then, be careful. While the stock cooler is ok at stock speeds, as soon as you start overclocking, the need for a decent aftermarket cooler becomes apparent. Especially on a quad core.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Ah ok, well I will consider whether its worth overclocking then, my main board, an Asus P5QL Pro was bending when I installed the last HSF, not sure why that was, so not sure if I really want to change the HSF unless it is really neccesary.

    Again, overclocking, will have to think about it

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    It only voids the warranty if:
    a) Something goes wrong and you are honest with the retailer.
    b). You dont use the stock cooler.

    So.....in short......if anything goes wrong amke sure you:
    1) Do tell the truth regarding point a.
    2) Make sure the stock cooler looks used.

    TBH....the chances of you killing a CPU through OC'ing it are somewhere between slim and none.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Cheers Blitzen,

    I wouldnt go mad with overclocking if I decided to go ahead as to be honest I am so scared of damaging something, and if I did, I would take it to 3Ghz.

    I have just read reviews on cooling and using the stock cooler doesnt seem to be a good idea, so I would need a new HSF. Just hope my board can take it lol, the way it bent last time was breath taking. As in my heart stopped lol

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Motherboards do tend to bend but are strong. The Xigmatek HD 963/1283 are good coolers, recommend the latter for quad core but its out of stock at the moment and is best when on offer on scan for about &#163;15.
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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    I use the Scythe Mine with my Quad @ 3.6 and the temps are in my 'system details'.

    Not sure if you can still by this cooler now htough.

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    Re: Overclocking And Warranty

    Thanks for the info, will look into both of those, and thats good news about the board bending lol

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