overclockable pc

  locodude 19:27 04 Mar 2011

hi iam thinking of buying a gaming pc that has been overclocked but a friend said they break down a lot quicker than a pc that has not been overclocked is this true


  OTT_B 20:18 04 Mar 2011

Is it true? That depends on how aggressive the overclock is, the hardware used, how well overclocked it is (you can have PCs which are apparently reliable and fast, which are badly overclocked), and how good the cooling is.

Reputable businesses that supply overclocked PCs are the better purchase option if you don't intend overclocking yourself - that way it comes with a warranty.
A second hand overclocked PC done by an unknown person could indeed be a risk.

  woodchip 21:21 04 Mar 2011

Why Overclock????? Why not just buy a PC that will do the job out of the tin. Overclocking is not good and overstress PC components beyond what they was made to do. Its like a F1 Car they build for speed but not many miles

  ams4127 22:24 04 Mar 2011

If the PC has been professionally overclocked by the manufacturer then it will be covered by the warranty and should have no problems.

The latest Intel processor range has some models which are unlocked and designed to be overclocked. But, as OTT_B says, it's better to buy pre-overclocked than try it yourself.

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