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Just got my 2500k at 5ghz @ 1.5vcore
Max temp is 80c on p95 blend, average is 70c

Been running for 2 hours
Is it dangerous to run it at this setting for 24/7 use?

My next stable OC is 4.8 @ 1.45v

What do you think?
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post #2 of 16

Eh...Dat voltage...

1.4< is kinda pushing it.

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post #3 of 16

I think it might be fine, but it depends on how often your CPU is under full load every day:

 

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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post

Means its very very vcore hungry. Honestly id stick with whatever is stable under 1.40v at full load. Its not worth the extra .1v strain just for the extra 100mhz overclock.

Just for info also, since december 2011 my cpu at 4.9ghz and 1.408v has degraded to the point where it now needs 1.45v to remain stale at 4.9ghz.

Thats being at full load for about 7 months out of 9 but still not the best news considering temps never really went over 80C.

 

I'm assuming he means that it was folding for those 7 months.

 

So I think that if all you're doing is gaming, then it might be relatively fine if it is stable.  The more stable it is, the easier it is on the CPU.

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post #4 of 16
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Well to be honest I play WoW mostly and fold, there is no FPS gain from overclocking from 3.3ghz to even 4.5ghz, I tested it and the FPS was the same.

So I think I will play it safe for now.
4.5GHz @ 1.32v seems stable and fast enough for me, max temperature is 55c. wink.gif
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Well to be honest I play WoW mostly and fold, there is no FPS gain from overclocking from 3.3ghz to even 4.5ghz, I tested it and the FPS was the same.
So I think I will play it safe for now.
4.5GHz @ 1.32v seems stable and fast enough for me, max temperature is 55c. wink.gif
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post #6 of 16
intel makes pretty resilient chips, even if it did wear it out sooner you'd upgrade long before then.
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i'd clock it lower and be happy..4.4-4.6 -ish (If only I could take my own advice)sad-smiley-002.gif
 
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I had my system overclocked to 5.0 GHz with voltage at 1.475. Not stable at all during prime 95 but has been stable during gaming. Temps reach 71C during gaming. I haven't noticed any difference between 5.0 GHz and 4.5 GHz. Turning down my overclock. biggrin.gif
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I had my system overclocked to 5.0 GHz with voltage at 1.475. Not stable at all during prime 95 but has been stable during gaming. Temps reach 71C during gaming. I haven't noticed any difference between 5.0 GHz and 4.5 GHz. Turning down my overclock. biggrin.gif
IMO: there is difference -> you don't have to turn on heating in your room while you are at 1.475V biggrin.gif
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IMO: there is difference -> you don't have to turn on heating in your room while you are at 1.475V biggrin.gif

wass is this? I never got "(screenname) has earned X flames" rolleyes.gif
 
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