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I know amd suggests a max of 1.55v for the 965, but is running it at 1.56-1.58 too much for 24/7 use, so long as temps are reasonable? I've got a pretty hefty watercooling setup, so my load temps don't usually get over 50, I'm just worried about degradation. Though I've heard these chips don't tend to degrade very easily
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Can you post the link to the "recommended" max?

for example, the i7 9xx intel chips have a VID range of .8(IIRC) to 1.375, but in the spec PDF, they have an electrical specification section with an ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM of 1.55V. As in hit 1.56V and bad things happen instantly (in theory).
 
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Actually AMD's spec says 1.4v is max. We are the people that suggest 1.55v as the max, haha. thumb.gif

1.58V is fine if you plan on upgrading within a year.
Edited by iinversion - 4/14/12 at 11:50pm
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You'll be safe. 1.58v on a good water setup will not kill or cause any sudden degradation to the chip. It will last for years and years.
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High temps kills components, keep them under control and you should be good.
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nahh..I ran a 965 @ 1.58 for 9 mos straight with temps getting up to 58c sometimes..Had chip for 3 years..never a problem. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post

Can you post the link to the "recommended" max?
for example, the i7 9xx intel chips have a VID range of .8(IIRC) to 1.375, but in the spec PDF, they have an electrical specification section with an ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM of 1.55V. As in hit 1.56V and bad things happen instantly (in theory).

Now for an Intel chip ^ uhh..yah..I hit the "cpu OV" button on my mobo and it shot like..1.76 through it and killed it.
I'm pretty sure a xeon 3450 is = to i7 9xx
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post #7 of 34
You'll be fine.

You are not the only one whose chip takes a little more juice than average. Just keep it cool.


Quote AMD:
Quote:
403

This guy doesn't know what he is talking about:
Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

Actually AMD's spec says 1.4v is max. We are the people that suggest 1.55v as the max, haha. thumb.gif
1.58V is fine if you plan on upgrading within a year.

Edited by damric - 4/14/12 at 11:54pm
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Actually AMD's spec says 1.4v is max. We are the people that suggest 1.55v as the max, haha. thumb.gif
1.58V is fine if you plan on upgrading within a year.
I'm planning on getting the fastest Vishera whenever that gets released biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post

You'll be safe. 1.58v on a good water setup will not kill or cause any sudden degradation to the chip. It will last for years and years.
awesome. this chip is probably going to get retired and run on whatever stable overclock I can squeeze out of it at stock voltage after I upgrade
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High temps kills components, keep them under control and you should be good.
so the 2 times this thing has been up to 80C+ because my pump came unplugged weren't too good for it? tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

nahh..I ran a 965 @ 1.58 for 9 mos straight with temps getting up to 58c sometimes..Had chip for 3 years..never a problem. biggrin.gif
That's probably about how long I'm going to be running this one at this speed, so that's really good to know smile.gif

Thanks all biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post

You'll be fine.
You are not the only one whose chip takes a little more juice than average. Just keep it cool.

Quote AMD:
Quote:
403
This guy doesn't know what he is talking about:

That is overclocking data.

If you go to their website and look at the spec sheet, it will say 1.4v. Of course we all know it can do way more volts than that 24/7.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

That is overclocking data.
If you go to their website and look at the spec sheet, it will say 1.4v. Of course we all know it can do way more volts than that 24/7.

So i could probably take it higher than this if I wanted?
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