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e8400 Degredation Question

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Hello,

I'm running a stable OC @ 3.6 GHz 400MHz FSB at a Vcore of 1.175, results here: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2145161

Temps never rise above 60C.

I was just wondering if anyone could provide me some insight how much degradation to the processor I'd be getting running at these settings, would it be comparable to running it at stock, or am I taking a few years of life off my processor if I continue running at these settings. If I'm not taking any life off at all, should I push it up to 4 GHz? Thanks!
post #2 of 15
zero degradation, thats cpu should last 20 years.

feel free to volt it up to 1.35 and 4 ghz no problem
post #3 of 15
That is truly nothing to worry about. You are barely breaking it in at that voltage, speed, and temperature. I'd push at least until you hit 70C under load.
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Take it to 4Ghz, it should never die in the time you'll be using it unless you plan to use it for 20 years. In that case the other hardware would probably die before the CPU as long as your temps are good.
    
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Haha, that's what I was hoping to hear. I first did the original OC back in 2008 when I first got the processor. Back then I didn't do a whole lot of research, had all the settings on auto, and the VCore was at 1.25. Then, I followed suit of what others seemed to do without asking any questions and was able to drop the vcore. I was able to accomplish it, but reverted back to stock as I still didn't know too much about the art. Now, I'm looking to get back into the game, but since I'm currently unemployed and on limited income, I don't want to fry my chip, haha.

Welp, let's see if I can hit 4.0 later on!
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Well I got it up to 4Ghz but became unstable and crashed twice, raised the VCore to 1.2, but I'm pretty sure it's the RAM that's the issue. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2145213
Tried upping the FSB to 500, locked the multiplier at 8, and blue screened while booting into windows.
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Well I got it up to 4Ghz but became unstable and crashed twice, raised the VCore to 1.2, but I'm pretty sure it's the RAM that's the issue. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2145213
Tried upping the FSB to 500, locked the multiplier at 8, and blue screened while booting into windows.

1.2 V for 4.5 GHz is really low. Try 1.35 V.
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I never degraded a 775 cpu, I have degraded or killed a couple of 775 motherboards though.
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It's alright about the 4.0 I'm happy with my 3.6. I'm just trying to figure out if it would be better to run my RAM @ 1066, which it's rated for, or drop it down to 800 to keep the 1:1 Ratio, or if the 3:4 FSB DRAM Ratio is fine, could anyone answer that?
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3:4 is fine, your nb may need more volts though
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