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post #1 of 20
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Hello

I have a 2500K and I think I need to apply more juice since I have GTX580 in SLI and I'm concerned about bottleneck. Would it be safe to crank up my vcore to 1.4v and enable CPU PLL Overvoltage in the bios? This would be for 24/7 use!

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post #2 of 20
I wouldn't do 1.4v. My sweet spot is 1.28v for 4.5GHz. You should try to stay below 1.35v.
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all depends on the temps.
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post #4 of 20
Usually you won't need to enable PLL until you're trying to push past 4.7Ghz.

However, using the stock cooler and trying to maintain a high overclock usually isn't the best solution for taming the heat. Just make sure you keep it under 75-80*C and you should be fine until you can get a nicer cooling solution.
 
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Usually you won't need to enable PLL until you're trying to push past 4.7Ghz.
However, using the stock cooler and trying to maintain a high overclock usually isn't the best solution for taming the heat. Just make sure you keep it under 75-80*C and you should be fine until you can get a nicer cooling solution.

My sig says Silver Arrow club! I'm not using a stock cooler?

My load temps at 1.36v are 41 degrees whilst gaming smile.gif
    
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post #6 of 20
LooooooooL

I've ran 1.47v since the beginning of time. Just keep it under 75, 80 if stressing.
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all depends on the temps.

Exactly, those max temps may vary from person to person also. I try to stay under 75C while under a stress test.
post #8 of 20
1.4v is perfectly fine as long as temps are (they are with a SA.)

As long as you are under 1.5 it is good.
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post #9 of 20
You can run whatever voltage you want. Everyone who says 1.35v or 1.4v or whatever are just stating their opinion without any evidence. The truth is the higher your vcore the faster you chip will degrade, but at this point, no one really knows what vcore will degrade a chip in a given amount of time.

As long as your temps are fine, which imo is <75c, then I don't see you having any problems. And I personally would keep it under 1.5v if you want to keep it for more than a few years.
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Under 1.40 is good.
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