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I'm at 1.4v with 4.1Gigglyhertz right now, and I was wondering if I could push it any higher? I'm only hitting about 65c, so would it be safe to up the volts aslong as the temps are fine? IDK how Intel chips are with overvolting past max recommend.
    
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I would say it is safe to go as high as the temperature you are comfortable with. I set my OC limit at 75°C 100% load for 24/7. Unless you are running applications that run CPU at constant 100% load, maybe 65°C is a good limit. I have never seen apps that put that kind of load on the CPU for 24/7 other than the stress tests.
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I'm at 1.4v with 4.1Gigglyhertz right now, and I was wondering if I could push it any higher? I'm only hitting about 65c, so would it be safe to up the volts aslong as the temps are fine? IDK how Intel chips are with overvolting past max recommend.
Personally, I think your current 4.0GHz OC is excellent with load temps at 65C

4.1GHz, or 4.2GHz isn't gonna gain you any noticeable performance increase.
But what it will do is run hotter.

Right now, your in the sweet spot for that cpu!
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Personally, I think your current 4.0GHz OC is excellent with load temps at 65C

4.1GHz, or 4.2GHz isn't gonna gain you any noticeable performance increase.
But what it will do is run hotter.

Right now, your in the sweet spot for that cpu!
I'm at 4.1GHz right now and running low to mid 70s(75 is my max) at full load. I think I will compare FPS in games and such, and see if I really want to back down.
    
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