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I know this is normally posted in a CPU section, but this is directly geared towards folding. Im a 24/7 i7 slot folder with my 2600k. Would like a second opinion on whats the max you can safely push the chip and not kill it (degrade).

Currently

48x Multi, 102 Bclk, 1.43vcore, Folding Temps Max @ 72-73 under water.

W/ my recent 2133mhz ram upgrade I think I will be getting 42-43k ppd. Would pushing it more really produce more results.. I normally complete 2 wu's a day of 15k each.. (2.64 actually) If I could get to 3 a day I would see 45k a day instead of 30k and once in awhile 45k..

Can I push it more?

Whats the 24.7 Folding Limit on Vcore and Temp?

Sorry if you guys dont think this is the right section, but folding isnt real world application, so maybe people have different ideas on safe in the normal CPU section.

Im interested in hearing from the guys that like to get the most out of their rigs.. The Folders!

There 40 i7 folders.. Anyone want to chime in?? Or do I have to post in the CPU section and get the other 99% of OCN's users to help me..
Edited by JMattes - 2/7/12 at 10:57am
post #2 of 22
That should be okay, although I personally don't like going above 1.4. Any further and your likely to hit the wall anyway so I would leave it where its at.
    
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1.44 and 80' are my own limits. I like to live dangerously though.
 
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When we had the OCN wide forum Challange, I was at 4.9 @ 1.504 (yes, that high) with max temps at 78'.

The chip sucked to begin with, so run it like you stole it. Even at those levels, I have yet to notice any degrading.
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Yea.. I was wondering if I ould get to 5ghz.. but I would have to push it to roughly 1.47vcore and fold with almost 80c.. maybe less..

Wondering if that ^^ was safe... Figured I would run into the guys that like to push the limits in this section

RussianJ: Your still folding at that level or was that only a for a short time.. Wondering if there was any degrading or how long it would take to degrade at that lvl..
post #6 of 22
Why is 1.4 or 1.44 the limit? Neither are the limit. Intel specs say 1.52v and 98C. Those aren't suggestions they are the stated limits...
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Why is 1.4 or 1.44 the limit? Neither are the limit. Intel specs say 1.52v and 98C. Those aren't suggestions they are the stated limits...

The only reason as to why its a little more than that is because the VID range is upto 1.52v and people often mistaken it for the Max vcore value. To be honest I don't know what the max safe vcore is, but I would say upto 1.5v is fine. That's just me smile.gif
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I run 1.48V and maxing@72-75C. That is with a 2500K though.
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The only reason as to why its a little more than that is because the VID range is upto 1.52v and people often mistaken it for the Max vcore value. To be honest I don't know what the max safe vcore is, but I would say upto 1.5v is fine. That's just me smile.gif

It's definitely fine.... I'll run mine at 1.55 for a year if anyone doesn't believe me lol.


I'm at 1.45 right now but I wouldn't be scared at all to go higher. I've tried up to 1.54 already. How many CPUs have you guys killed (for any reason)? I'm at 0. Most people are at 0...
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It's definitely fine.... I'll run mine at 1.55 for a year if anyone doesn't believe me lol.
I'm at 1.45 right now but I wouldn't be scared at all to go higher. I've tried up to 1.54 already. How many CPUs have you guys killed (for any reason)? I'm at 0. Most people are at 0...

Run it wink.gif joking..

This is my first major overclock and this is my first build, so im new to the industry of components and asking you guys and I like what I am hearing and not agrueing with anyone. I just wanted a professional or more knowledgable opinion before I do something that would be considered stupid for extra points..

I guess I could get that intel overclock warranty for $20?? Anyone have a link to that.. or thoughts on it?
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