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i tried looking around but couldnt really find anything for some reason. what are safe temps for i7 2600k and whats the highest temp i should allow it to reach? im only a little fairly experienced with ocing and switching over from amd to intel from being impatient for their new BD chips. so i dont want to end up pushing it too high
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I say keep the core temps under 75C for safe 24/7 use but TJmax is 98C
    
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ok sounds good. thanks
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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.

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thanks for the extra info. ive been doing a little reading up on oc for the sandy bridges since i get all my parts on wednesday. basically im going keep my vcore probably under 1.35 or 1.4max and temp under 75c. i think this should be easily accomplished if i only oc to 4.5. ocing to +4.8 is just unnecessary to me
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