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said by ocing engage :"got a fail chip..."
If the pc is at an "office" doing "numbers" idk if I would OC it... you know one mistake is one mistake too many but if you wanta...
The paste is not gona drop like 5C if it does you did something wrong... the paste should be spread already, the only thing if it even has a cure time (most now do not) that will happen is it will fill in the very small imperfections in the surface of the IHS and HS... that aint gona get you the 5c mentioned before.
I would start to bump her up... watch your temps... if they really suck you may need to reseat the cooler (maybe you put too much paste or not enough you will know when you pull the cooler off) get a better cooler, lap something, got a fail chip.
How is a processor (chip) a fail if it meets spec? Once again, you use language befitting someone younger than you are. Don't be telling someone new to this that a chip is a failed chip if it won't overclock significantly.
To the OP:
Overclocking is not gaurenteed, nor is it recommended, by CPU manufacturers. Yes, in recent years they have started to release unlocked versions of their processors, but they aren't saying that they promise a 40% overclock along with that. Read your warranty and proceed with caution.
IMHO, a work system shouldn't be an overclocker's play toy.
Now, IF a processor is unstable at a very LOW overclock, such as at 5%, and is flaky at stock, and perhaps troublesome when warm, sure, that is "a fail" unit.
I suggest taking our anon poster with a grain of salt. He/she makes a lot of pronouncements and off the cuff remarks and has a somewhat youthful manner in his language, so I don't take him seriously all the time, but take her/him with a grain of French Cave Salt.
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