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What stops you from raising voltage past a given point such as 1.55? Is it because the voltage itself will fry something or is it the increase im temperature? I mean if you had a wc system could you go higher?

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Nothing is stopping you from raising it above 1.55v. Most people just agree that 1.55v (or around there) is the maximum "safe" voltage for 24/7 usage. You could run whatever you wanted, but higher than 1.65v would probably result in degradation a lot quicker than something lower.
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Nothing is stopping you from raising it above 1.55v. Most people just agree that 1.55v (or around there) is the maximum "safe" voltage for 24/7 usage. You could run whatever you wanted, but higher than 1.65v would probably result in degradation a lot quicker than something lower.
But is it degrading due to the excessive voltage or the heat caused by the excessive voltage?

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But is it degrading due to the excessive voltage or the heat caused by the excessive voltage?

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Voltage. Even if you keep the temperatures cool, high voltage will degrade a CPU.
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Voltage. Even if you keep the temperatures cool, high voltage will degrade a CPU.
Hm, so to achieve a higher clock speed requires higher voltage. So basically you are limited by what speed you can reach at about 1.55 volts? Like if you could get 5ghz stable at 1.54 volts and your temps were good then you would be ok? HYPOTHETICALLY speaking that is. Lol

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Hm, so to achieve a higher clock speed requires higher voltage. So basically you are limited by what speed you can reach at about 1.55 volts? Like if you could get 5ghz stable at 1.54 volts and your temps were good then you would be ok? HYPOTHETICALLY speaking that is. Lol

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Precisely.
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Precisely.
Thanks. Thats what I thought, but I just wanted to be sure.

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