# Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much? - Page 2

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## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

I love his posts, but I am really afraid that he is serious...... I
sometimes wonder if he spends his entire day, every day, formatting and
reinstalling his OS.......:-)

Ed Medlin

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

Phil Weldon wrote:

My goal is to use the minimum voltage required but the maximum frequency
possible. Say 600 PetaHz. Now thats around the frequency of green light.

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

'Green Xenon [Radium]' wrote:
| My goal is to use the minimum voltage required but the maximum frequency
| possible. Say 600 PetaHz. Now thats around the frequency of green light.
_____

You need to do some investigation before trying to making entertaining
posts; 600 PetaHertz is in the middle of the soft X-Ray range, and implies a
CPU temperature in excess of 14,000,000 K.  A clock rate of the same
frequency as green light (say 600 nm wavelength, or 0.6 PetaHertz) implies a
much lower CPU temperature; a lower bound of, say, 28,000 K.

Phil Weldon

| Phil Weldon wrote:
|
| > The lower the voltage, the LOWER the power drawn, the LOWER the heat
| > dissipated and the LOWER the stress on the CPU.  Not to mention that
once
| > you drop the CPU core voltage too low, it just will not operate until
you
| > restore the core voltage to something nearer the Intel specified
voltage.
| >
| > It would be a GOOD idea for you to do some investigation BEFORE posting
| > another of your howlers.  On the other hand, if your posts are meant to
be
| > funny, keep up the good work!
|
| My goal is to use the minimum voltage required but the maximum frequency
| possible. Say 600 PetaHz. Now thats around the frequency of green light.

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

Phil Weldon wrote:

Radium is still merrily trolling away.
A master in asking stupid things to get your goat.

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

Phil Weldon wrote:

Please forgive my fatal mistake. I meant 0.6 PetaHz, not 600.

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

'Green Xenon [Radium]' wrote:
| Please forgive my fatal mistake. I meant 0.6 PetaHz, not 600.
_____

That's a mere typo, though it is enough to change the CPU lower bound
temperature from that of a thermonuclear explosion to that of a plasma
torch.  Your fatal mistake is to assume cleverness can spring from nothing.

Phil Weldon

| Phil Weldon wrote:
| > 'Green Xenon [Radium]' wrote:
| > | My goal is to use the minimum voltage required but the maximum
frequency
| > | possible. Say 600 PetaHz. Now thats around the frequency of green
light.
|
|
| > You need to do some investigation before trying to making entertaining
| > posts; 600 PetaHertz is in the middle of the soft X-Ray range, and
implies a
| > CPU temperature in excess of 14,000,000 K.  A clock rate of the same
| > frequency as green light (say 600 nm wavelength, or 0.6 PetaHertz)
implies a
| > much lower CPU temperature; a lower bound of, say, 28,000 K.
|
| Please forgive my fatal mistake. I meant 0.6 PetaHz, not 600.

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

Phil Weldon wrote:

What is the max clock-rate physically-possible without resulting in
temperatures dangerous to the equipment?

## Re: Please answer me -- overclock but undervolt -- safe? How much?

'Green Xeon [Radium]' wrote:
| What is the max clock-rate physically-possible without resulting in
| temperatures dangerous to the equipment?
_____

Well, that would depend on the equipment, wouldn't it?  The twenty question
approach just won't do it, and you don't even play the game well.

Phil Weldon

| Phil Weldon wrote:
|
| > 'Green Xenon [Radium]' wrote:
| > | Please forgive my fatal mistake. I meant 0.6 PetaHz, not 600.
| > _____
|
|
| > That's a mere typo, though it is enough to change the CPU lower bound
| > temperature from that of a thermonuclear explosion to that of a plasma
| > torch.  Your fatal mistake is to assume cleverness can spring from
nothing.
|
| What is the max clock-rate physically-possible without resulting in
| temperatures dangerous to the equipment?