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Is it safe to overclock my pc?¿?

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Hi. I am having a 486 DX2 66Mhz pc. I would like to overclock it to around 80Mhz. I've done it b4 but the PC hanged while booting up.

Is it safe for me to try again? Any other suggestions?

Thanks guys.
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It can never be certainly safe to over-clock any PC, even though it is a popular thing to do. I've overclocked a P166 to 200, but it kept resetting after a couple of hours, what you do certainly need is a good (ball-bearing) fan, and thermal paste at the very least (to stop the CPU from overheating). I think that all your answers should be found on Tom's Hardware Guide, he has a fantastic(huge) section on overclocking, here's the URL:
http://www.tomshardware.com/overclock.html
Read it in detail, and carefully. And with luck you will be successful...
Robin(twexperts)
Please note that I would never 'advise' any-body to overclock, as sometimes the results will be disasterous....
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...a 180MHz Pentium Pro Chip overclocked to 200MHz can fry in less then 4 minutes... tried that ... didnt like the result, claimed a new chip onmy insurance *lol*
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What is a Ball-Bearing fan?
Why is it better than normal fans?
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Ball bearing fans are more reliable than normal fans, and generally have a longer life, are more quiet, and use up less power. Well worth the investment, and you can always use them with any other processor that you may want to overclock in the future.... (hang onto the original to put back in).
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