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  1. #61
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by benefit14snake
    CPU-Z reads the CPU voltage as 1.04v then it fluctuates to 1.072v
    If you don't use a multimeter then I have not add to say anymore....
    Reference guide --> http://octech.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=377&start=0
    LOL I saw that you burn-in your CPU....
    Happy New Year of course...

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    Last edited by MrSeanKon; 01-01-2006 at 12:24 PM.

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSeanKon
    If you don't use a multimeter then I have not add to say anymore....
    Reference guide --> http://octech.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=377&start=0
    LOL I saw that you burn-in your CPU....
    Happy New Year of course...

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    Multimeter RULEZ cos ---> http://octech.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10896#10896
    Yea, Im burning in my CPU to test this theroy. I said in the beginning, that I didn't know if this whole thing was true or not, but I wanted to find out. As for the use of a multimeter, I dont need one to test the CPU burn in method - as either way, if a CPU wont boot at a specified voltage in the BIOS, it doesnt matter what the exact measure is, its the fact that it wont boot at it.

    EDIT: But I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get one, gotta run to radioshack sometime and see if they have any. Is there any way to tell if one multi is better/more accurate than another?
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    Question Could you be more specific?

    Quote Originally Posted by benefit14snake
    Is there any way to tell if one multi is better/more accurate than another?
    I did not reply cos I was not sure what exactly you mean.
    As about multimeter we can chat in my poll here at PcPer.

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    I mean, are ALL multimeters 100% accurate? Do some measure up to the third decimal or the second decimal? (like one will read 1.543 as one will read 1.54) Im just asking, because ive never used one hehe
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Actually all multipliers should be calibrated against a standards (NIST presumably if you're in the US) checked CRO or similar. If you're going to be that serious about it. Go three-and-a-half digit, and stick with someone like Beckman. Bad news is that they are fairly pricey.


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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    I have an old $80 Micronta from Radio Shack that I use around the house.
    I have a Fluke, an Amprobe and a Greenlee in the truck.

    The Micronta is as good as any of them for voltage.
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    I went and bought one for $29.99 from radio shack today, as well as a soldering iron, solder and some resisters/pots. Time for some modding! Just not sure where I have to stick it for a Vcore reading....the lead i mean (no pun intended.....well ok a little bit heh.)
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    Any device

    has its limits!
    My multimeter costs 30 Euros (around 40 USA) and measures voltages with three digits (0 - 2 Volts region).

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    I'm burning in my 3800x2 at 2.5Ghz by folding

    Maybe after a couple of weeks i can move it up to 3.0Ghz. haha i wish.

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?



    Used the "microwave instant burnin technique" on my new Burton CPU.
    I was captivated as the marking magically began to tranform themselves. I was mesmerized as the little sparks jumped from pin to pin optimizing the electro pathways on the chip. I was hypnotized by the way the wafer board reconfigured itself for maximum efficiency. I was stupified as the massive pent up computational power and speed burst forth in a resounding flash. Now if I can just get it re-installed on the mobo....

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Hehe, my thoughts exactly. After days of testing and ZERO results, yes thats right not even 10mhz higher overclock, nor any volts lower, ive stopped posting results and given up on this theory. Mr Sean Kon, with all due respect, I think you should stop telling people in overclocking guides and such to burn in, as I have found that this method does not work, not only by self testing, but by the other users posts. Although, that is stricly my opinion, but I hate seeing people doing stupid stuff to their hardware. Sure overclocking could be considered stupid as well, but it is proven to work, so atleast there is a gain in the end.

    With that said, if you want a higher overclock; do it right. Get a better powersuppy, upgrade your motherboard, add some volts, and then get some extra cooling. (actualy extra cooling would be step one heh )

    CPU's, as well as other hardware aren't adaptable like us human beings. If you work us hard for many hours we will get stronger; but this is not the case for hardware; if anything your shortening the life of your equipment, and also have the chance of possibly breaking it.


    When some one burns in their proccessor, and somehow manages to break it, or any piece of hardware; that once again gives overclockers a bad name.


    Overclocking to many people is kind of like the old marijuana commercials. Alot of people think "If I overclock my computer, it will MELT instantly" Just like the old commercials that say "If you smoke, you will end up shooting someone, robbing a bank and probaly end up DIEING!!" Well, I hate this steriotype that is put on overclocking and the lifespan of hardware. Truth be told, if you overclock safley, you are about 95% garunteed to get the full life out of your proc (assume nothing crazy happens to your proc, like your house getting struck by lighting with no surge protector ). By full life, i mean it will last untill you are ready to upgrade again, unless you are one of those people still running a 100mhz proc, then maybe stick to stock heh.
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    MYTH:
    Some guy years ago drank too many beers, got confused and thought that he increased his overclock by "burning in" his CPU overnight. It was late fall - and the reality of it was it got colder the next day and his paste settled in and so he got online and posted his results... and now the argument rages on.

    I've been through a LOT of cpu's - and never ever have I had a CPU GAIN any max overclock after time. (no matter what voltage is applied) I usually figure out the max speed within an hour and accept it and get on with my life.

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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Myth! Burn in refers to the procedure of running electronic components at their max rating for a period of time to see if they will fail. It has nothing to do with improving performance, just making sure the component will perform up to spec.
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Thanks guys, that's what im trying to get at hehe. I hate alot of the myths assoiated with overclocking, and this one bugs me; only because SOO many people accept it as a reality, but us REAL OCer's know whats up

    I'm going to link this thread on some of the CPU burn in guides.


    Also, this thread turned out alot more successfull than I had orignally hoped; so thanks to everyone who included their input on the subject. Your input is appreciated!
    Last edited by benefit14snake; 01-04-2006 at 10:24 PM.
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    Re: CPU burn in, myth or reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by benefit14snake
    What makes me sick is, people like "Mr." Sean Kon. He supports and activly suggests burning in your proccessor, with out giving the slightest bit of proof, other then "Sure guys it works! I created the frickin OC bible, i know what im talking about! I got 100 extra mhz! woohoo, im a frickin moron!".
    ROFL while I dont disagree that he claims to know everything, this quote from SeanKon refutes your haranguing:
    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKon
    My current CeleronD and previous P4 Prescott became more unstable after CPU burn-in.
    But I digress, back to the program...
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