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The main benefit is being able to acheive higher overclocks due to the fact that watercooling can remove more heat from the cpu than air-cooling can.
Ok, I keep reading this same generic answer over and over again, but I can't seem to find an explanation as to how this helps. Ok, I can achieve lower temps, all well and good, but how does this help me achieve higher a higher overclock? Can I run less VCore due to lower temps, thereby allowing me to increase the multiplier with the same VCore I have on air? Or does it allow me to safely push the VCore higher than I can on air? The most VCore I'm willing to run through the chip for 24/7 folding use is 1.5v (I don't care about degration, when it dies I'll buy a new chip) on air, but say I put it under water, can I safely push this to 1.55 or 1.6 thereby allowing me to achieve higher clocks? I'm just not seeing how WC gives you the ability to push the OC on your chip, it has to be one of these two things, but I want to know which one?? Thanks all.
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Ok, I keep reading this same generic answer over and over again, but I can't seem to find an explanation as to how this helps. Ok, I can achieve lower temps, all well and good, but how does this help me achieve higher a higher overclock? Can I run less VCore due to lower temps, thereby allowing me to increase the multiplier with the same VCore I have on air? Or does it allow me to safely push the VCore higher than I can on air? The most VCore I'm willing to run through the chip for 24/7 folding use is 1.5v (I don't care about degration, when it dies I'll buy a new chip) on air, but say I put it under water, can I safely push this to 1.55 or 1.6 thereby allowing me to achieve higher clocks? I'm just not seeing how WC gives you the ability to push the OC on your chip, it has to be one of these two things, but I want to know which one?? Thanks all.
ok lower temps dont mean lower VCore Lower temps means you add more VCore and achieve higher overlclock while remaining at safe temperature

lower temps = more room to overclock higher
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Ok, I keep reading this same generic answer over and over again, but I can't seem to find an explanation as to how this helps. Ok, I can achieve lower temps, all well and good, but how does this help me achieve higher a higher overclock? Can I run less VCore due to lower temps, thereby allowing me to increase the multiplier with the same VCore I have on air? Or does it allow me to safely push the VCore higher than I can on air? The most VCore I'm willing to run through the chip for 24/7 folding use is 1.5v (I don't care about degration, when it dies I'll buy a new chip) on air, but say I put it under water, can I safely push this to 1.55 or 1.6 thereby allowing me to achieve higher clocks? I'm just not seeing how WC gives you the ability to push the OC on your chip, it has to be one of these two things, but I want to know which one?? Thanks all.
it allows you to use more vcore within a safe temp range..with the watercooling setup i have..i can insulate the tubes and run ice..$2 nets me an hour of big fun..lol..btw..for sandy bridge..eh..the newer chips aren't binned as well as the first releases..4.7 may be all your chip can do..if it doesn't boot windows..and you have upper-left-corner blinking cursor..that is your brick wall..no volts will get you over it..diff between watercooling and air..before (on air) @ 4.0 ghz 1.49v my temps would go to 63 under load..now..(on water) i can do up to 1.6v (currently @ 1.55) and 4152 mhz oh yah..with max temps of 53.5
 
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i say got for it and see what happens, 4.7 is a nice overclock. water coolng will
help with temps and help keep your chip alive as it'll
keep temps within the safe zone. thats pretty much it..think of it as a pittle fountain of youth....

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ok lower temps dont mean lower VCore Lower temps means you add more VCore and achieve higher overlclock while remaining at safe temperature

lower temps = more room to overclock higher
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Thinking about watercooling is a bad thing...don't think, just do it. If you really start thinking about it you'll probably discover what you gain may not be worth the expense...but then again...this is OCN so we do it anyway. Like I said...don't think, just do.

For CPU overclocking water isn't really needed right now. You will proably have the same max OC on air, but with water your load temps will probably be about 10-20° lower. However the higher air temps will be within spec.

GPU overclocking...If I am not running a GPU at stock it is on water. These GPUs these days heat up so much with even a modest volt and clock increase that I just cannot OC one without water cooling...well, not OC much anyway. They are probably within spec for the GPU yet but the other compents in your system will be getting cooked by it. I just get an ugly feeling when i see a temp in my system going anywhere near 75° or more and some GPUs will be in the 80's or 90's

My next build I think I might just get a good air cooler for the CPU and just water cool my GPU(s)
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