Risk Of Overclocking
The risk of overclocking can be large or it can be small, this
usually depends on the amount of research you have done before you
Understand the symptoms of an unsuccessful overclock, then
make the changes. If your computer does any of the following
need to make adjustments to avoid damage to your components.
- Crashing - When working does your system
randomly reboot, the risk of not fixing this is damaging Windows to the
point you need to reinstall it.
- Blue Screen Errors - When you overclock,
this is why it is good to do overclock components one at a time, then
run the system as usual for a week. That way if you get a
the cause is most likely the last component you overclocked.
- Temperature Warnings - Because the
amount of heat generated when overclocking, you need to be aware of the
temperature tolerances of the component you are overclocking.
motherboard temperature monitoring software to make an audible
warning. Failure to do so will probably result in permanent
- Lost Progress - Make sure you test
system stability before you start using the computer for any work you
want to keep. Failure to do so will most likely result in
because the files don't get saved on a crash.
In short, instability is the most minor risk, burning out a
component is the greatest risk.
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