Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Jun 2019.
What are Intel smoking, 1.5GB download and 16GB install, there's entire operating systems out there that are smaller than that.
Sounds like it is an OS of sorts as it installs and boots into its own non windows test environment after creating a partition on your hard drive so it doesn't damage your OS when pushing the chip.
If it works well, its a nice to have option for the non tinkerers out there who would like more peformance.
There is a more detailed explanation of the whole thing here:
Includes benchmarks comparing it to manual OC.
Doesn't touch memory settings - not even enabling basic XMP profiles...
Just thought I'd say you'd have to be doing something really really wrong at ambient temps to fry a processor whilst trying to overclock
You'll run into stability issues a very long time before there is any danger of lasting damage to the components, so in general it is perfectly safe as a you have the "built in" safety warning of crashes telling you to back off.
Plus you have automated throttling etc.
Basically been that way since I've been doing it (~10 years).
Always a chance something can go, but at ambient temperatures you really shouldn't be able to blow something up, can degrade stuff over time if you're really pushing things but yeah.
If you're pushing for benches rather than daily you increase that chance as you're going above what's normally stable, but even then, at ambient temperature should stop you doing any real damage, as Anfield said you'll lose stability before anything else. Going cold is a different story
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