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4.8GHz @ 1.43v for 24/7 use, should I?

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I have a 2500k set to 4.8GHz @ 1.43v(1.416v under load). It's water cooled, 12+ hours P95 stable, with max temps being 69c. Anything lower than 1.43v and it will only last 2-5 hours in P95. So, I know I can run it 24/7 now, but should I?

Note: I don't literally mean 24/7. It probably stays turned on an average 6hrs/day weekdays, 10 hours on weekends.

I guess my real question is, how many of you here have been(or were) running the same or higher voltage for 24/7 use, and what are your thoughts on doing so?
post #2 of 19
Your bios should have save presets. If you intend to game, then choose the overclock preset, if not then go stock. Will also save on the electricity bill.
 
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Agreed ^. i only overclock for bf3 or minecraft,skype, and fraps. Or recording with fraps.
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Ran my 2700k at 1.41v for 4.9ghz after a 12 hour prime95 pass. It ran folding@home (100% full load) for id say 4-6 months, temps under 80C most of the time. I tried to run a prime95 pass few nights ago at 1.41v for 4.9ghz, it barely managed an hour.

So read into that what you will, I no longer recommend people to run high voltages if possible.
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Your bios should have save presets. If you intend to game, then choose the overclock preset, if not then go stock. Will also save on the electricity bill.

You're on the wrong website.

I've run 1.44-1.46 for the last 8 months now.
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If you actually need that extra CPU power, then yes. I can run my 2600k@ 5.0 @ ~1.48 but choose not too. I get around 65-80% CPU usage on BF3 with CF'd 7970s. If I was doing recording, rendering or anything else I would OC to probably 5.1/2 for a short while. I ran my 2500k @ 5.0 for quite some time till it died, although I believe the board was at fault rather than the CPU, there were also a few other mitigating factors. TLDR If you need the CPU power yes, if you don't, no. Honestly who gives a rip about a few more dollars per year if you OC?
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You're on the wrong website.
I've run 1.44-1.46 for the last 8 months now.

Not sure what you mean?

He should find his best overclock(s) and save those results in bios. Then chose that save preset when he intends to game. You don't need to be at max overclock if 90% of the time you are using the computer for work or surfing.

Please do tell if I'm wrong in this, all the other suggestions here and all these folks must be in the wrong forum as well?
 
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I run mine at nearly identical settings (1.42v) 24/7 and it is fine. Sometimes I leave my pc on tongue.gif
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Sorry for chiming in since I don't use Intel, but I have been running my system at 1.5v for several months and my motherboard has held up fine, so I don't think your motherboard is in any danger. I cannot say the same for the processor though since I don't currently use Intel.
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post #10 of 19
That voltage is a tad on the high side, but I think it is safe for 24/7 use. Are you running with the power saving features enabled? IF not, just turn those on, and it'll idle down at 1.6 and ~1V. No reason to run at high freq and volt if you aren't doing anything with it.
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