increasing cpu voltage in bios....harmful?

  jay.p 23:54 23 May 2007
Locked

cpu voltage in bios has 4 options..normal/+0.4v and another 2 increases i can't remember offhand.
if i increase the voltage will i get a performance boost, i.e is it the same as over clocking and will it harm my cpu.

  woodchip 23:59 23 May 2007

harmful!! yes can be devastating, it's cheaper to upgrade and use the other stuff for a second PC

  ashdav 00:42 24 May 2007

I agree. Don't do it.Even an experiment can fry the cpu or motherboard.

  baldtaco 01:02 24 May 2007

jay.p, hola

Increasing the voltage alone will give you no gains. The point of increasing the voltage to the CPU or RAM is to enhance stability when overclocking. Overclockers seldom use off the peg stuff, and specialist parts are used to dissipate the often dramatic increase in heat when pushing the voltage up. It's a great way to unleash the full potential of a system, but it'll likely kill a plain vanilla machine pretty quickly.

  jay.p 14:53 24 May 2007

thanks for your answers guys.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

The art of 'British' pulp fiction

Best password managers for Mac

TV & streaming : comment regarder le Tournoi des Six Nations 2018 ?