Originally Posted by 2advanced
Vcore in the bios says 1.344V
Thanks for the words guys. I only ran it at that speed for about 5 minutes. The temperatures never went above 41°C. Probably because there was no real load. At 1.55V Im stable to about 4.8GHz with temps at 48° peak after 10min of prime blend. I guess ill have to be happy about that.
Its fun seeing those speeds within windows though.
1.55v is pretty extreme for a 32nm chip especially for a 24/7 voltage.. even 1.5v is on the borderline edge for 24/7, even if you can control the heat.. hell, 1.55v on 45nm chips was pretty much the max for 24/7 and most people run at 1.5v or less 24/7 on 45nm tech so you don't want to do that with 32nm chips..
I saw this one guy that had a 3960X (32nm tech) and he "auto oc'd" it via the bios option to 5GHz. It ramped his voltage up to 1.6v and his chip lasted just over a month before he was posting on these forums wondering what happened.
Be safe, and don't go any higher than 1.5v load voltage on your chip. (even that is pretty high, but probably the max you should ever go for a 24/7 on 32nm) Most people suggest 1.4v - 1.45v max for 32nm.