Originally Posted by kizwan
I had VTT at 1.25V for a couple of weeks without any sign of degradation. Still be able to prime at the same voltage. Vcore is above 1.4V (1.416 - 1.488V). I did run at least one Prime run after one week but I didn't take a screenshot though. Running for few weeks should suffice right? Since SB-E C2 degradation can happen from few days to instantly. I think I'm going to do this again @4.7GHz (max Vcore when fully loaded is 1.448V). This is Prime95 I ran today. I'll run again next week & post the screenshot here.
LLC Medium, 33C ambient, Prime95 ~90% memory 1 hour 25 minutes.
This is the second time my CPU degrade because running at 1.5XX Vcore. Other than benching, I played BF3 for a couple of hours. SB-E does degrade quickly when Vcore above 1.5V.
A week later, after running with VTT 1.25V for a week, no sign of degradation.
If the Intel Power Gadget to be believe, max CPU power consumption is 128W. Less than Package Power reported by Open Hardware Monitor which is 158W.
Prime95 ~90% memory 1 hour 25 minutes, LLC Medium, Vcore 1.448 - 1.464, VRM 63C, Ambient 32C, Fans 80% speed with LNA (LNA: 1700RPM, 80%: 1360 RPM)Edited by kizwan - 10/5/13 at 4:37am