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I hope so, because I'm about to pay for cross shipping a new replacement. I hope they don't deny me and end up charging me the full price. This is my 2nd i5 2500k to develop a bad IMC over time, if I'm lucky enough to get a 3rd I'm definitely not going past 1.5v memory. (2133MHz 1.65v seems to burn them out. But why don't they come with much bigger warnings?)

I'm running my RAM at 1.6 V, 1866 MHz for the past 6 months. I doubt you'd kill 2 with just a tad more voltage.
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I'm running my RAM at 1.6 V, 1866 MHz for the past 6 months. I doubt you'd kill 2 with just a tad more voltage.
more speed (2133) and more volts puts more stress on the IMC, so I think it's possible. but maybe i've just been unlucky and gotten two weak IMC CPU's in a row. G.Skill swears that it's fine to run 2133 @ 1.65
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got a replacement i5 2500K today, seems like a really new batch hot off the press. L129C389 no results in google either. (I suppose I'm making a search result now) my last two malay chips were L01xxxxx. here's hoping for a golden chip. I'd imagine they've gotten pretty good at making these by now. but at the same time I don't want to burn this one out too, so I'm staying below 1.3v core and 1.5v memory.

Edit: well, maybe my batch isn't as new as I thought, it seems they're up to at least L135xxxx. either way, I'm not pushing my luck this time.
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I fried an E8500 once. I was naive at the time and just thought "Moar P0w3r!". Too much voltage is a BAD thing apparently. Who knew?

Sent it back. Got a new one. No questions asked.

Also, keep in mind all K-series and EE-series CPUs are INTENDED for overclocking. They use that as a very plain marketing tool. That would be pretty hypocritical of Intel to make a product for a particular market and then chastise them for doing so. I'm quite confident you'll be totally fine.
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I fried an E8500 once. I was naive at the time and just thought "Moar P0w3r!". Too much voltage is a BAD thing apparently. Who knew?

Sent it back. Got a new one. No questions asked.

Also, keep in mind all K-series and EE-series CPUs are INTENDED for overclocking. They use that as a very plain marketing tool. That would be pretty hypocritical of Intel to make a product for a particular market and then chastise them for doing so. I'm quite confident you'll be totally fine.
You mean like Intel and most graphics card manufacturers do? It's common practice to advertise features even if they void your warranty. AMD's OC switch on the 6xxx series voids your warranty too. You're naïve if you think they actually provide support for people who use that. Ask Intel support. They don't provide support for overclocking. Ask AMD. They don't provide support for overclocking. You have to realise that they advertise these things to get more sales, but at the same time, they don't want lose money. Why do you think they made special K-versions of SB? The i7 920 killed sales of their i7 950 and higher. It's a business, that's how it works. If they sell products that overclock so well, they have to save money somewhere.
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