Why Does Overclocking Void Your Warranty?
Thanks for watching tech quickie click the subscribe button then enable notifications, with the Bell icon so you won't miss any future videos, so it, used to be that overclocking. Your CPU, that is making it run faster than the advertised, speed, was almost exclusively the, domain of super. Hardcore computer. Enthusiasts, nerds and, the. Overclocking. Community, was kind of like this weird secret, society. But. Fast-forward, to the modern age and it's never, been easier to give your processor, and artificial. Boost many. Motherboards. Are marketed, is even being overclocking. Friendly, with some of them offering one-click. Like, dead simple Auto tuning, features and then, on top of that AMD. And Intel. Actively. Promote, the fact that some, of their chips can, be overclocked. As a selling. Point but. Hold on a minute why. Is it then that this, voids, your warranty if. They're, encouraging. You to do it well, one. Term that you might hear thrown, around by overclockers. Is Silicon. Lottery and no, that is not what they call the Powerball in San Francisco, the, term refers to the way that small, physical, differences. Between individual. Processors, can, significantly affect. Their, overclocking. Potential so. While your chip might refuse. To be overclocked, by more, than two. Megahertz your. Bodies, might be happy running at a full gigahertz, above, spec because, of nothing more than dumb, luck. This. Variation. Is a big, part of why chip manufacturers. Only warrant. Their processors, up to a certain speed they. Determine, that the advertised, frequency, is the one that they can guarantee. Stability at, and that, anything. Much higher may. Or may not work due, to the silicon lottery the. Way that individual, users, will tend to tune their processors, differently, is another, big factor so. If one person applies, more, voltage than another that, one is more likely to burn out sooner you, know flying. Close to the Sun and burned wings and all that, so. The CPU companies. Look at this not unlike, how they would look at you using your new, core, or a Rison processor, to slice a block of cheese instead. Of using. It for computing, you, can, absolutely, use. It for that purpose it's. A free country but, it wasn't, designed for that and they don't want to be held liable if, bits of cheddar on the Contacts keep it from working inside, your PC and you, know what there's not much that you the consumer, can do about this legally. Speaking goods. That you buy generally. Come with an implied, warranty, that, guarantees, that they will conform. To industry, norms and that they are fit, for ordinary, purposes, but. Even, if you could debate whether or not overclocking. Is an ordinary, purpose, for an unlocked, chip both, AMD. And Intel. Disclaim. This implied warranty, in their own express. Warranty that's. That piece of paper that you threw away when you opened up the box and they are legally, allowed to do so however. That. Doesn't mean that you are completely. Without recourse, if you try to overclock, your processor. And something, goes wrong at, least, if you have an Intel chip Intel, offers what they call the performance. Tuning Protection Plan a kind, of insurance policy that you buy so, that Intel will send you a new CPU if you fry your old one from overclocking, predictably. Though the more expensive your CPU the, more you'll have to pay for this service AMD. At this time doesn't, offer a comfortable plan, with. All of that said whether your team blue or team red the good news is that modern consumer, CPUs, tend to be exceedingly. Reliable, and very, rarely, fail, at stock speeds and voltage, or even. Slightly, boosted, ones which, means that it isn't likely that you'd ever need to use that warranty anyway, so. We're. Not saying don't, do it we're, just saying that if you decide to overclock, and throw, your warranty in the garbage be, a little conservative, with how far, you push your, settings. Specifically. Voltage. That's, the big killer so, do your research to determine the, widely, accepted safe, voltage, range for your model of processor, before you proceed bottom. Line don't, do anything odd stupid, and you will probably be, fine.
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