Originally Posted by martian1
Just a little advice from any overclockers
i have had a play with my new rig which has a sandybridge 2500k chip i got it second hand..lapped as well as cpu block [corsair hydro100] i have it at 5.0ghtz with vcore 1.455 and my tamps are good at around 67degrees thats under load running intel burn test, prime 95 it hits around 64degrees and all now seems stable. At idle the cpu is around 30degrees. My question is as long as the cpu is kept pretty cool is it reasonably safe to run the chip at this overclock.
I just wonder if a higher vcore is ok as long as the temps dont get silly? I know people watercool [full loops] on their systems i just want to understand the point of it, is it a case of they can run a higher vcore and get away with it as they have better cooling or is it just for show ? I know you should not go above 1.35v but i am trying to understand why the cpu has this cut off point.. is it set in stone regardless of low temps and that damage will happen putting higher voltage through it.
I'm no pro, but I think it has to do with overloading the CPU chip with volts - almost like overloading a battery, and the capacitors. Temps, are obviously the biggest problem with going with high voltages, but I'm pretty sure ëlectric wise" there might be a problem. I could be talking rubbish, but, from my basic understanding, that's what I would conclude.
Remember the volts are being used within the processor, and being passed through those mini capacitors.