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I built this computer about 6 months ago, and was always too busy with work to really get around to overclocking it. So when I put it together I just manually set everything on default, and let it be.

Finally, getting some spare time to tinker with it, I go into the BIOS to play around a bit. Here's where my stupid mistake comes in:

Apparently I didn't do enough HW when putting it together, and a quick google search led me to believe the stock vcore for my 760 was 1.4v, so I set it and forgot it. No wonder it's always ran a little warm!

I know 1.4v isn't really enough to damage it, and it's always worked fine. But is there a chance now that it may have gotten accustomed to the extra volts? How would it react to me raising the frequency, and lowering the voltage? All the overclocks I've read about suggest ~3.5GHz and 1.3v-ish.

I'm just glad I caught it in time.
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Relax, just lower the vcore there is no way a processor can get accustomed to a voltage, that's what I've been told so please don't quote me.
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I built this computer about 6 months ago, and was always too busy with work to really get around to overclocking it. So when I put it together I just manually set everything on default, and let it be.

Finally, getting some spare time to tinker with it, I go into the BIOS to play around a bit. Here's where my stupid mistake comes in:

Apparently I didn't do enough HW when putting it together, and a quick google search led me to believe the stock vcore for my 760 was 1.4v, so I set it and forgot it. No wonder it's always ran a little warm!

I know 1.4v isn't really enough to damage it, and it's always worked fine. But is there a chance now that it may have gotten accustomed to the extra volts? How would it react to me raising the frequency, and lowering the voltage? All the overclocks I've read about suggest ~3.5GHz and 1.3v-ish.

I'm just glad I caught it in time.
You'll be fine.

The H50 is semi-proper for cooling so I'm almost 100% sure that no damage was done.

Just get the OC you want, and start seeing how much you need for that clock. If it's too much, then lower it down, if temps are in a good margin, then let it ride.

Goodluck bud!
 
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