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i7-930 @ 4.0GHz (1.256v = vdrooped 1.24v) degradation?

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As you can see from my sig rig, it is now sold. I ended up selling it for a pretty good deal along with (i guess you could call your own personal geeksquad) and a keyboard and other accessories to my buddy at a school near me. Only thing is, it seems he's getting a little curious about degradation accompanied by the overclock that I setup on the i7 (this is also because i guess one of his roommates is warning him that it may degrade the processor). But to my understanding, before I turned off CE1 (or w.e the BIOS option is), the voltage would sit at 1.21v stock. So the 1.24v after vdroop (1.256v) is only .03v over stock voltages (without any adjustments through BIOS).

So my question is: Is the bump in voltage for the OC actually going to degrade the processor that substantially? And if so, (which I assume it will over a longer period of time), how long would it take for him to feel the degradation?

Thx.
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It'll probably last "forever" because 1.256V is very very low. So, 1.240 and 1.248V is even safer (and 1.256V is extremely safe).
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With that voltage degradation is never going to be an issue. Ppl here running i7's with over 1.35v and if they ever experience problems due to that would be years away. Make sure the cpu has good cooling and should be fine for a long time.
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i don't see how that voltage would do any damage..unless there's some major heat..
 
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You never ran test to find lowest stock volts. My 930 (ever chip is diffent) needs 0.95 volts. @ 4 ghz needs 1.28 volts, been their over a year. Now cpu reads lower but that is expected. The stock volts are allways higher = never bsod 124. Btw whats system you getting ?
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Thanks to all posts above supporting my thoughts, just needed some more opinions.
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You never ran test to find lowest stock volts. My 930 (ever chip is diffent) needs 0.95 volts. @ 4 ghz needs 1.28 volts, been their over a year. Now cpu reads lower but that is expected. The stock volts are allways higher = never bsod 124. Btw whats system you getting ?
neg, never wanted to work that indepth to test out lowest vcore. i know without C1E or CE1, w.e, it was lower 1.1's, but i'm just reflecting off of what is 'stock' when you pop the processor and boot it up.

i ended up buying a macbook pro. and bear with me, after 1.5 days i fell in love with the OS, that was 2 days ago. i'm just hooked. but if i ever need a beast of a rig for gaming and/or video encoding, i know windows would be my friend for an affordable/beastly rig. but for now this is perfect for school and such.
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You're fine, I run my chip at almost 1.4v and have had no issues or instability.
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