Risks and negative side of overclockingOverclocking has some negative side too. They are:
1. Warranty issue
By overclocking we are running a computer component at a specification higher than rated by the manufacturer and it may affect the warranty issued by them. In case the device went wrong the vendor may refuse to help us by saying what you did is against the warranty policy.
So it is advised to perform overclocking on old computer if you are not an expert.
2. Processor stability
Overclocking may result system instability. So it is always better check the performance by increasing the rate of speed slowly.
3. Heat generation
Heat generation is an another issue with overclocking. By increasing the performance of the computer equipments the energy consumption will increase. This result over heating.
As a precaution we should daily check the heat sink and cabinet fans and make sure they are working properly.
Even though there are some negative sides I always encourage you to overclock your old computers and increase the performance of the system. Even if you fails it is just a good attempt and will be an asset your tech life.