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Is 1.42v on 2600k safe for 24/7 use?

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Feel like bumping my vcore a bit.. I dont know how high i can get with 1.42v.. but i'm just curious of if it's safe to use 1.42v 24/7.. well.. i'm actually going to do offset mode, so i'll be like 1.00v or something during idle.. I only use my rig for regular daily basic, and do game some times..
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1.42 is safe sure. Id personally try and keep it under 1.4. But its not recommend to go over 1.52. 1.42 is ok. What GHZ are u at?
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Yes, you are good up to 1.52 (although temps will probably kill your chip at 1.52 if you don't have good cooling)
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite;13609056 
1.42 is safe sure. Id personally try and keep it under 1.4. But its not recommend to go over 1.52. 1.42 is ok. What GHZ are u at?

i'm currently at 4.8ghz... but just wanted to see how much i can pull out from 1.42v...
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post #5 of 25
just like anything. Going higher than your suppose to, may lower the life of the chip. If your getting good temps at 1.42 than your fine though
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My BIOS shows me a very big text telling me with big letters that I should not go above 1.4V.

We know that 1.52V is the max voltage limit but what the safe limit is we have no idea. We ask the same question.

I would say sure, as long as the temps are good why not. But that's what I think.
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I see guys.. What is consider good temp?? As of right now, I do get around 62c while gaming BC2.. and at prime i will reach up to low 80s... But I usually stay lower than 65c depends what i do.. seems like BC2 is the only application that will get my chip up to 62c.. other than that I'm pretty cool with other apps and games...

btw - H50 sucks!! "just wanted to vent a little ^^"
Edited by xxlap1xx - 5/23/11 at 11:32am
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post #8 of 25
62C at full load is perfectly acceptable. You've got 10C headroom, but I wouldn't let them get that high if you can help it. 80C would make me nervous though.
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post #9 of 25
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BTW... What if i turn off HT.. Do i need less voltage than leaving it on for certain clock speed? How much does it help with the temps??
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post #10 of 25
very little. I keep mine on, but some people keep it off. Its nothing special. Benchmarks with HT are not much better. Sometimes the same
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