1.6 Volts??????? Id be amazed if your CPU isn't damaged. Guess we know that 1.40 is safer than previously thought if your Chip is still breathing after pumping 1.6 (Minus 1.6 Suicide runs for benchmarks like 3dmark11) How long ur chip been at 1.6? Also those temps are dangerous. 85C is the general safe Max. 75 C being safer max. 95 C chip begans to throttle. 98C it should shut off. 100C+ = damage exposure. Those temps and voltage exposure defiantly permanently degraded your cpu to some point. But lowering it will stop that damage before it kills your chip. But the fact that its still running after that shows just how Rock solid intel builds CPU's. If it was an AMD the house would be in flames by now LOL. But sir i must give you an award. YOU Have balls running your chip like that.
I just wanna know how long you have been running that at 1.6 volts. Also never trust auto voltage for CPU Vcore, especially with Asrock as they make terrible motherboards from my past experiences. Asus makes good boards and i still don't trust the mobo regulating voltage with an OC. I Set most voltages manually except for the Southbridge which is around 1.05~Edited by pent - 1/15/12 at 5:50am