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Hello. I was wondering if high wattage can damage your 2500K sandy bridge CPU? When running IBT iv seen the wattage in HW monitor go up to 120 Watts. and i believe this is a 95 Watt CPU. As long as your PSU can handle it. Can high wattage damage the CPU? Thanks.
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1) You are overclocking it, what did you expect?
2) It can, but at your level you are totally fine.
3) Dont trust software voltage readings.
    
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Hello. I was wondering if high wattage can damage your 2500K sandy bridge CPU? When running IBT iv seen the wattage in HW monitor go up to 120 Watts. and i believe this is a 95 Watt CPU. As long as your PSU can handle it. Can high wattage damage the CPU? Thanks.

95 w is what you get on stock clock under load.
OC will exceed that naturally....
Don't worry about it.
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Thats perfectly normal, my system shows 505 watts for processor 2 wattage thats really my whole system, but still. Its normal
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