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Is 1.6vcore too much?

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Amd Phenom 555 x2 unlocked too x4, 4.3Ghz @1.6vcore

I know my max is 1.55v but temps seems fine, on idle is 20c and full load is 31c and i haven't got a BSOD.

Is this safe? and would this last me for 6-10months till i upgrade?
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Some chips can handle it, some cant. Hard to say for sure really.
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If that's the load temp you get when using a stress tester (IBT, Prime95, etc.) then you could easily go farther, assuming that you're not being limited in your OC by other variables.
    
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1.65 is max 24/7 on water

you've got plenty of headroom, moar clocks pls.
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I had my 555 with 1.6v for a few days and it was fine, just keep an eye on the temps
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Would not exceed 1.55v 24/7 even under water. Water only helps with heat from said voltage, it does nothing to prevent electro-migration. There are many cases where users ran high voltage under water and had gate material migrate from the +VDC side of the gate towards the GND side of the gate. That process (electro-migration) eventually killed that gate, and their CPU. In most cases it took weeks, even months, but would you risk it for a few 100Mhz?
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Here is the AMD OCing guild for the phenom II.
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My Athlon X3 445 was @4.0 @1.6v , better keep good cooling. Above 1.6 go liquid.

Some CPU / Mobo are able to handle it.
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