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I too use the H70 and I'm 4.4 on my 4100 right now. My voltage is a tad high though for an everyday, which I'm working on right now. My temps even at this voltage are 34c (idle) and usually mid to high 40s underload.

That sounds promissing. I don't see how the voltage can be too high if the temps are in the 40s under load. Why is the voltage too high then?
 
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he doesnt say what the voltage is... but fact is that even if reported temps arent getting very high, any increase in voltage will cause a notional decrease in chip life. EG you can use phase change or liquid nitrogen to cool a chip to -100degC, but if the voltage is too high it will still blow.

Effective cooling is a compromise (a pretty good one though) for the extra voltage you are putting in to run your chip outside its design.
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With what you are saying it would mean that any overclocked cpu lasts less long than a stock one.

I was always under the impression a stock cpu using the stock cooler would last less long than a mediocre overclocked cpu with decent cooling.
 
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I guess that would depend on the definition of "mediocre". If your stock hs is giving you 50deg in normal use, and you overclocked one is 40deg, then maybe... but if as the voltage gets higher, that is not going to hold true. Like I said before, if you run iced water, and your voltage is 2.5v bringing the chip up to 50deg, then your cpu life is going to be shortened... by how much is anyones guess wink.gif
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Well I wasn't going that high biggrin.gif

Hoping to stay just under 1.4 or just above.
 
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If its any help for you about choosing weither or not to OC, my K8N/3400+ have been opperating @ +5% for 8 years at default VID.


And wow do these little FX4100's (at least mine) ask you to pour on the voltage above 4500mhz
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That sounds promissing. I don't see how the voltage can be too high if the temps are in the 40s under load. Why is the voltage too high then?

I am at 1.4. I wouldn't say its "high" i guess, just compared to the poster saying he is running his in the 1.3s, makes me wonder if I should be pushin for mine to be that low.
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I found this link today that could help you as well

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/16/
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post #19 of 23
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Thanks a lot for the help! +rep guys.

I was wondering. Does a FX4100 bottleneck a HD6950 2GB with unlocked cores? If so at what Ghz OC will it be about good enough?
 
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Without knowing directly, I am going to guess that yes, it would bottleneck that card - depending on the game and settings.

I dont know at what level it wouldnt, but I notice a massive difference in useability at 4.5ghz over 4.3. (mine is FSB overclocked only). I am running a 260sp, and the cpu does not seem to bottleneck it at 1680x1050. Your 6950 is a better card in most applications, and you may have a bigger monitor... and maybe play different games to me (I play mainly FSX and empire total war)
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