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I got warranty...should I take this risk and overclock?

By A2006
Jul 29, 2006
  1. Hello, I have a P4 2.5Ghz processor in my computer that I got from futureshop with a 3 year extended warranty plan on all hardware and labour. So basically the only thing they dont cover is the software.
    Now my question is should I take the risk of overclocking it to achieve the highest speed possible? And if it gets toasted (because I never overclocked before) I will just take it to futureshop to have it replaced OR do you think they wont buy the trick and automatically know I overcloked and burned it?
    ALSO:
    Will this have ANY negative effect on my other hardwares such as ATI Redeon 9550 , ram or DVD drive like burning it or anything?

    SO:
    If you think this is a great apportianity for a first timer to screw around and possiblt get a brand new pc replacement please refer me or tell a detailed guide on how to overclock.
    I will surely update the progress if it gets going.
    Thanks.

    P.S. Is there any other way aside from overclocking and possibly burning the CPU; to burn a hardware such as motherboard without a technician knowing it was completely delibrate? lol
     
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Dude, 2.5 GHz is pretty fast. Don't overclock. They may take the trick, but its against the law to do that, you could be in prison for a max of 3 yrs.
     
  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Overclocking is not against the law in the US.(as long as you only do it to equiptment you own)
     
  4. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I THINK he means trying to fraud the warranty(as OC'ing voids it).
     
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Ok I see. I thought, that He thought overclocking was illegal
     
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Just pull the battery on the mobo and it resets bios. They would never know. In these days it is hard to "fry" a CPU. I oc'd my first pc when I was 13 with no past experience. So it's not rocket science, and yes for P4 computer 2.5ghz is slow.
     
  7. A2006

    A2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Wait a minute..so what would happen if I pull the battery out and reset the bios?

    And how do I overclock this 2.5ghz cpu?
     
  8. A2006

    A2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well technically I just want to have my revenge because they ripped me off of my $100 charging me for software and reformat when I could have done that and it was included in my warranty as they sold it to me.
     
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Just curious...where did you buy your equipment from?
     
  10. A2006

    A2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Futureshop
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    in short - NO. And I never recommend overclocking unless you're willing to risk losing the system and your money.
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Unless you overclock it "lightly", around 200-300 MHZ like I do.
     
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