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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
I very much doubt this is degradation but more like stabalization most cpu's require a bump or two in voltage a while after use and then they hold fine @ that voltage for there service life. Even if you keep it @ 1.35v sooner or later you will need to increase that voltage to keep the same overclock. the truth is even @ 1.35v your are already going to shorten the cpu's life but that's from 10-15yrs stock to 8-10 yrs overclocked, I still expect my 2500k @ 1.42v to be running for in 6 yrs time.

1.45v is my max for 24/7 use, I still have not heared a single word on anyone frying there chip and i have seen people use 1.65v+ for days.Aslong as my cpu lasts for 3yrs+ i really dont care.

I have a q6600 that has been crunching 24/7 for over 4 years @1.45v- 1.5v at the time i was flamed saying your chip will be toast in 3 months but hey it's still going strong!
Yeah, but to be quite fair, a Q6600 is 65nm, a 2500k is 32nm. Smaller lithography means less voltage resistance. So whereas a 65nm chip may be fine at a 13% or so overvoltage (over the rec safe) a 32nm chip may not be fine at that same percentage, given the facts about silicone and lithography.

Also, 5 months is enough to be able to say with certainty that 1.45v+ will be fine in 3 years time?

I'm STILL on the fence about this one
    
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