Originally Posted by pokpok
You do realise the chip start degrading when u bump the vcore and 1.48 is a lot more then (1.38-1.4 intel suggested limit) its not about the temp at this point the voltage itself .
Im pretty sure 1.48 is not safe for 24|7 usage on SB
So many times ppl post saying the max vcore for an i7 2600k should be some such number (usually somewhere between 1.35 and 1.45), so I don't blame you for misleading - you most likely heard someone else you thought was a reliable source on OCN or another forum say "Intel suggests..." and just took their word for it
But if you check the specs of the CPU in Intel's own datasheets, you'll find their real suggested max is much higher.
Here are the specifications for you (excuse the formatting) - as you can see, the max is clearly not 1.38-1.4:
Table 7-4. Processor Core Active and Idle Mode DC Voltage and Current Specifications
Symbol . . . . . Parameter . . . . . Min . . . . . Typ . . . . . Max . . . . . Unit . . . . .Note
VID . . . . . . . .VID Range . . . . . 0.2500 . . . — . . . . . . 1.5200 . . . V . . . . . . 1
Specs say max is 1.52v. If you don't believe this, go to intel's website and check the datasheets - table 7-4.Edited by un-nefer - 5/13/12 at 2:17am