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So the verdict is 4 ghz easy, and 4.5ghz is considered standard/safe?
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Yeah, 4ghz is pretty much real easymode. A lot of people have their i7-2600k's at 4.5ghz~ ish.

For 4.5ghz, you'll want to make sure your giving enough voltage, that's VCORE and VTT. Since you're got 8GB of RAM, you're going to have to crank things up a little bit higher since more memory puts more workload on the CPU, and having the OC ontop of things is basically more stress all around.

I'm on a Gigabyte board and I'm on 1.3v for 4.4ghz, I'd say you'll need between 1.32-1.36v on the VCORE.
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So the verdict is 4 ghz easy, and 4.5ghz is considered standard/safe?

again its not about your Ghz speed that we use as the scale of "safe"

We use other variables for keeping our CPUs "safe" The 2 biggest ones to concentrate on are Vcore and PLL voltage...either one can kill a CPU quickly, the 3rd is...heat

I think these variables are subjective criteria, although Intel has their own standards for "safe" when its comes to Voltage.

My opinion: To be "safe" and not face the possibility of chip degradation...keep Vcore at or below 1.4ish 24/7, keep PLL voltage for the SB chip at or below 1.8, keep heat at or below 85C when stress testing
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