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What are the safe volts for this chip I know it says 1.4 on the intel site but is that generally higher or lower
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When i had my i5 650, i would always try to stay under 1.4 for 24/7 use.

For suicide runs i had it up to 1.7 though.
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Ok thx I have it at 1.345ish right now
So I will be fine to overclock a bit more
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The way I see it, AMD needs to stay under 1.55v and Intel needs to stay under 1.52v
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The way I see it, AMD needs to stay under 1.55v and Intel needs to stay under 1.52v
let me know how that works out for you.

These chips are known to start dying under stress at about 1.45v.

32nm transistors are very fragile
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let me know how that works out for you.

These chips are known to start dying under stress at about 1.45v.

32nm transistors are very fragile
Don't get me wrong, higher voltages will obviously kill a CPU faster, but thus far my 2500K is doing great at 1.5
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Sandy != clarkdale

.sandy is much more tolerant of higher voltages.

Also in my experience, Clarkdale doesn't scale very well past like 1.48, so really there really wasn't much gain for any higher voltages.
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