mrmasterful17 wrote:my ASRock motherboard came with a program that does just that. Called OC(Overclocking) Tuner. It works but twice I've tried to use it and twice I've nearly damaged my processor....
fashizzlepop wrote:I would think that it definitely would depend on the motherboard and processor. I doubt every mobo and processor would let that happen. Imagine if someone made a virus that would automatically overclock it. Tha could cause millions in damaged processors.
insomaniacal wrote:To be honest I have absolutely no clue how you'd do this. I'm guessing it might be possible with some fairly low level programming. I doubt anything like this would work at an O/S level though. Most likely, you'd have to write something that edits the bootloader so that it executes your clock speed tampering code before it moves onto the O/S and all the tons of extra protection that would no doubt provide.
I certainly think it depends on motherboards and BIOS as well. I can't imagine there wouldn't be some kind of protection past the standard temprature and possibly voltage ones (which I've never heard of, but I'll take Candles word for it).
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