Originally Posted by RyReZar
Right, yeah agree with that but will overclocking shorten a cpu's life span? Surely not if you dont even raise the voltage from stock like i'll do with my 4.2 oc providing its stable.
Basically, it will shorten a CPU's life span. Ok, but here: a CPU life span is usually about 10 - 12 years. By overclocking it by let's say, to 4.5 and up voltage to 1.35 (if temps permits), you'd be degrading about 2 years so life span would be around 8 - 10. Of course, this is all theoretical based on how Ivy is created and we won't know for sure until people run it at that OC for over the 10 years. If Overclocking a CPU made a CPU's life span to a few years, I wouldn't even do it. The max vcore for an i7 930 (Bloomfield) was 1.40vcore and I have been running my 930 @ 1.392vcore and it's still going strong. It's been 3 years since I've had it.
Originally Posted by codenamew
first time replying in this forum. i have a question here, I'm trying to push my 3570K to 4.6 @ 1.380Vcore,any lower than that will cause my Prime95 to hang. Have tried to run it for 6 hours and core 1 failed. What should I do? Using P8z77m with 3570K.
Hmm, are you overclocking by using manual or offset?