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What matters besides heat when OCing?

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I currently have a 1055T Phenom II X6 processor.
I have lurked and learned SO MUCH from all of the threads at this forum and I learn more each time I visit again!

I've recently been reading a lot about AMD OCing, and effects that RAM Timing and NB frequency have on speed.

Right now I have my 1055T at
3.5Ghz
NB: 2500Mhz
RAM: DDR3 Dual Channel Unganged 1666Mhz 8-8-8-20-1T

A few weeks ago I put in a Corsair A70 and it is AMAZING!
Under full load the highest my temps go are 30C (that's pretty good right?).

So cooling is the least of my worries when OCing, is there any reason that I should not try OCing this past 3.5GHz, what harm besides heat comes from OCing/what reasons would there be not to?
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Voltage.
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Elaborate?
Yeah I am aware for higher OCs you must also raise the voltage of the CPU.
Does doing this harm the CPU or lower it's life in any way at all?
Or as long as I keep everything nice and cool should everything be safe?
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The more you increase the voltage, the smaller the CPU's life. Small voltage bumps will have negligible effects, whereas large bumps can hurt you in the long run.
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Voltage itself doesn't do anything to your CPU. It's all about power consumption and amperage. If you have good cooling, it will make your temperatures go down, and the lower you go in temperatures, the more efficiently the transistors operate. This will cause your amperage and power consumption to go down.

You can rock 2v on LN2 since your amperage and power consumption are near stock levels.
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
Voltage itself doesn't do anything to your CPU. It's all about power consumption and amperage. If you have good cooling, it will make your temperatures go down, and the lower you go in temperatures, the more efficiently the transistors operate. This will cause your amperage and power consumption to go down.

You can rock 2v on LN2 since your amperage and power consumption are near stock levels.
Yeah but I'm making the obvious assumption that he's not going to be using LN2. Even water cooling you can't make major changes to your voltage beyond like 1.45 volts on Sandy Bridge on water without having to worry.
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