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does undervolting 2500k damage cpu?

post #1 of 8
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Hi Fellas
Just upgraded from phenom to 2500k but the cooler wasn't in stock(still waiting) so i so i had to use absymal stock cooler. Too bad it goes up to 80+c in 40 seconds in prime95 test, maybe i did apply it the wrong way. Since i saw undervolting options in mainboard settings i did give it some try and it works fine with a very low? vcore(which i think can go even lower) that makes me worried if it may degrade the cpu in long term. I know overvolting does that but what about undervolting will it hurt my cpu if i use with these volts for 10 days?Because i like it doesnt pass 60c in prime
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post #2 of 8
Undervolt as far as you can, no harm can be done.
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post #3 of 8
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Great thanthanks set it up 0.98v like idle volts
stock speeds
65c prime
with intel cooler finally no need to worry leaving the pc to download when i m at work
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No harm should be done. Yeah i had the el Crapo stock cooler and smart little asus decided to OC my cpu to 4 GHZ by default. i couldn't even run the standard 3.7 GHZ Boost. had to keep it at 3.3 GHZ and even then it ran hot on stock.
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post #5 of 8
Nope, undervolting won't harm it any in the slightest. Neither will overvolting as long as its kept cool and within safe voltages.
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post #6 of 8
Only possible thing is annoying BSODs..
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post #7 of 8
nope, just might make it unstable.
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post #8 of 8
No harm. Just lower power bills!
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