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Phenom 2 1.6v safe @ 55c?

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Running a phenom 2 955 and i really want 4.2, and the only way i can run that stably is with 1.6v (motherboard says stock volts are 1.4), load temps are around 55c w/ push/pull corsair h60. am i killing my processor?

Vrms are actively cooled with an aftermarket heatsink and a tiny fan i pulled from an old athlon build
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AMD states max volts are 1.55 so I would keep it at that. I can't imagine the chip dyeing very quickly at 1.6 though. They can take more of a beating then people suggest, particularly AMD chips.
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Temp is ok but volt is not imo. Like the user before said, AMD chips are better than intel at high voltage, but only because of the fact that they leak a lot more volts. I say its alright short term, but if you want it to be 24/7 look for another solution.
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Temp is good, voltage is...... okayish.... If your going to use it 24/7, then you should expect it to last round at least 2 years at best.... maybe more if your lucky.... But who would keep the same chip for that long? Not many people doo on OCN xD
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I agree with atomfix...who on OCN really keeps a chip more that 2-3yrs, hell i dont keep one even when its stock speeds....run it till it bleeds...1.6v for 24/7 maybe be asking for trouble though. Still, it's up to u
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