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It does sound high. I do 5.0@1.384. Others at 1.4-1.45.
Anyway, back to dinner. I'll start off the project in a few hours
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post #122 of 171
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It does sound high. I do 5.0@1.384. Others at 1.4-1.45.
Anyway, back to dinner. I'll start off the project in a few hours
Awesome. I'm always refreshing this thread since 1 week

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To all the guys who've seen degradation: what were your RAM voltages at?
Probably over the recommended 1.5v and they are blaming Intel for saying 1.52v on the CPU is safe.

1.52 vcore is "safe" according to Intel:
Edited by Blostorm - 6/1/11 at 9:23am
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To all the guys who've seen degradation: what were your RAM voltages at?
1.5v
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I been folding 24/7 with my 2600k for a couple months @ 4.8Ghz 1.45v and memory @ 1.6v no problem. I really believe that it will take around 1.5v and hot temps to cause any degradation to the chip and it might not be quick either. Good luck with the testing and post results.
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Awesome. I'm always refreshing this thread since 1 week



Probably over the recommended 1.5v and they are blaming Intel for saying 1.52v on the CPU is safe.

1.52 vcore is "safe" according to Intel
This has been discussed, VID is not Vcore...
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This has been discussed, VID is not Vcore...
Read the chat. I clearly said vcore and he/she said it's safe.


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Read the chat. I clearly said vcore and he/she said it's safe.


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And I'd say you were talking to some entry level tech support reading off a spec sheet.

Only the engineers that have been designing SB and rigorously testing it would be able to give a definitive answer, and I doubt they would have time to talk on webchat...

Besides, why would they tell customers what the "safe" overclocking voltage is? Overclocking is aftermarket and obviously not supported via tech support, so if you go and blow a chip up, or degrade it past the point of stock, you'll go and buy a new one...

Repeat business = $'s

Cheers

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I wish I had money to waist, maybe you can float me a loan??? lol
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And I'd say you were talking to some entry level tech support reading off a spec sheet.

Only the engineers that have been designing SB and rigorously testing it would be able to give a definitive answer, and I doubt they would have time to talk on webchat...

Besides, why would they tell customers what the "safe" overclocking voltage is? Overclocking is aftermarket and obviously not supported via tech support, so if you go and blow a chip up, or degrade it past the point of stock, you'll go and buy a new one...

Repeat business = $'s

Cheers

Ishi
That may be the case, but who's to say he wasn't talking to a higher level engineer? The fact is, Intel states that 1.5v is safe. Unless you believe that you are smarter than Intel's engineers, I'd accept that voltage as the "max safe limit."

I'd personally never run it that high, but Intel states that it's safe.

And yes, Intel and AMD both state their max recommended voltages. For AMD's 45nm chips, it's usually 1.55v. They know their chips are being overclocked, and they actually encourage it. Why else would AMD have Black Editions, and Intel have the K versions with unlocked multipliers? Surely not to overclock?!
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FYI, if anyone cared to read the intel datasheets more closely than just looking for the chart that shows maximum voltage, they would have figured out that there is more to it that just one "maximum" voltage.

In the datasheets there is always a chart that is "safe" vcore (y axis) vs amperage (x axis). There is an equation, i forgot it but thats not the point. The point is that as amperage increases, the maximum "safe" vcore decreases. so at 5Ghz your amperage draw is far higher than at stock, so therefore the max "safe" voltage is also quite a bit lower....

maybe if im bored ill look up the equation
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