Originally Posted by VonDutch
yes, i contacted intel support about the max voltages few weeks ago,
because its such a hot item for everyone, asking about it etc..
we/he went through their spec sheets to get those numbers,
he showed me where to find it on the sheets,
(dang, just noticed i didnt copy it, srry)
well, in the end, he told me , if i really wanted to go in depth,
i had to contact one of their engineers, gave me link etc,
but i was happy with the answers/help he gave me already,
so i went with the 1.52V vcore max from that day on..
1.5V vcore, is still under that 1.52, but with little fluctuations you might hit it ..
and when i asked intel about that and degradation/damage on the long run,
he said, if you keep voltages within the specs, there should be no problem at all..
o, someone commented me on this graph,
from sin0822 guide, said that was all wrong, and how i got that 1.52V number,
intel doesnt state that etc etc..same story as you tell me now..
thats why i contacted intel support about it, i hate being wrong, or not well informed..
Intel Rec. Max is Intel’s absolute maximum rating for the Ivy Bridge lineup, many of the numbers
provided are identical to those of Sandy Bridge, however while vcore should be lower because
of a better processing technology (22nm vs 32nm) it is max 1.52v here because of the SVID max.
you can see that sin0822 even states 1.55V max on air,
o well, i still tell peeps to stay in the 1.3-1.35V vcore range,
max 1.4V, to be on the "safe" side..if they ask about safe vcores
it prolly would live long if you hit it with 1.45 - 1.5V, 24/7
if it doesnt, and it degrades fast or anything, it was a bad chip already to start with..
found it, its in sheet 1, page 84, 7.10.1, Table 7-4
Symbol Parameter Min Typ Max Unit Note
VID VID Range 0.2500 — 1.5200 V 1
im not that technical etc, i see they talk about VID, and VID range, max 1.52V,
not max vcore, or its the same thing, not im not sure anymore either ..lol,
guess thats why the intel support guy said to contact a engineer