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I see... Thanks for relies guys.. I just got home.. and imma try 1.42v and see wut i can get out of... thx!! all reps+
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Just my input on voltages and temps for sandy bridge.

No one is absolutely certain of what the safe vcore is for the new sandybridge chips. What I can tell you is that many say the max safe vcore for these chips are 1.3 region, however, intel states that the max 'VID' is 1.52 and many say that around 1.4 if your on air and 1.45 should be the max if your running water cooling. Personally I will not go above 1.5v for 24/7 with these chip but it is totally upto you. The main thing to understand is that 'you' have to come up with the conclusion of what the max is. That way no one is blamed if the chip degrades or dies.

Regarding temps, CPU throttles at 95c, some say keeping it below 85c is good, some say keeping it below 80 is better, other's say below 75c is really good and there are quite a few that say 70c should be the max. Which ever one your confortable with, just remember it throttles at 95c. I personally am keeping mine below 70c.

Good Luck
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^^ that
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^^ that
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Some famous guy once said...

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I am not interested in what it was designed to do. What I am interested, is what it CAN do!
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^^^^ What he said That sounds more like me.
    
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Just my input on voltages and temps for sandy bridge.

No one is absolutely certain of what the safe vcore is for the new sandybridge chips. What I can tell you is that many say the max safe vcore for these chips are 1.3 region, however, intel states that the max 'VID' is 1.52 and many say that around 1.4 if your on air and 1.45 should be the max if your running water cooling. Personally I will not go above 1.5v for 24/7 with these chip but it is totally upto you. The main thing to understand is that 'you' have to come up with the conclusion of what the max is. That way no one is blamed if the chip degrades or dies.

Regarding temps, CPU throttles at 95c, some say keeping it below 85c is good, some say keeping it below 80 is better, other's say below 75c is really good and there are quite a few that say 70c should be the max. Which ever one your confortable with, just remember it throttles at 95c. I personally am keeping mine below 70c.

Good Luck
Easy to say when you've got a sick cooling setup like that..
    
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Easy to say when you've got a sick cooling setup like that..
Ummm wot?? Regardless of cooling, that was my generalized opinion.
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Just my input on voltages and temps for sandy bridge.

No one is absolutely certain of what the safe vcore is for the new sandybridge chips. What I can tell you is that many say the max safe vcore for these chips are 1.3 region, however, intel states that the max 'VID' is 1.52 and many say that around 1.4 if your on air and 1.45 should be the max if your running water cooling. Personally I will not go above 1.5v for 24/7 with these chip but it is totally upto you. The main thing to understand is that 'you' have to come up with the conclusion of what the max is. That way no one is blamed if the chip degrades or dies.

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Good Luck
True true.. i do agree with you... since the higher ghz i push the worse voltage/ghz ration it gets on the chip.. there's rly no point of pushing the chip that hard for daily usage.. just tried 4.9ghz @ 1.42v, and couldnt even prime stable for 10 minute.. i guess i'm just gana stay at 4.8ghz... again, thx for the input... +rep!
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Max VID is 1.52v.
But this assumes you are not using loadline calibration.
1.52v set in BIOS is somewhere between 1.39-1.40v at full load.
I don't think that max vid means that you can safely run the chip at 1.52v *full load*.

VID is not the same thing as current or load voltage...All the chips were spec'd to be run without LLC.

That brings up something interesting...
If you know for a fact that you are stable at 1.40v load, shouldn't be better to use a high LLC that gives 1.38v idle and 1.40v full load, as opposed to no LLC which is 1.52v BIOS 1.476v idle, 1.40v full load? High idle voltages can't be the best thing for the chip....
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