Originally Posted by Hokies83
Where did u come from?
Guess u do not understand the Convo
They DE BUNKED THE 1.52v as not being it.
Nobody knows what it is.
The only way to PROVE
What a good max Vcore is .. is for somebody to run a high Vcore bench it stress it.. and that is me...
I got 20hrs of stress testing 300hrs of gaming hundreds of hrs of benching and what 90 days at 1.55v with 0 issues.. Thats how u find a max Vcore you push it and test it.. "Not Guess at it"
I'm not arguing with your method. However, one sample does NOT make a trend. Just because you can run at 1.55 does not make it safe. Every chip is different and that will include the effect of voltage on degradation. I just don't like your approach that because YOU did it ONCE with ONE chip that it is a stead fast value. It's what you're comfortable with and what you've had success with.
If we had dozens of people testing at that voltage in the long term then I would accept it as a safe value. Until that point in time I think we need to be a LOT more cautious about the maximum voltages which we are telling everyone is safe. In terms of statistics you have NO proof. You may have got lucky or your chip might be average. But we do not know so we should be leaning on the side of caution and not saying "You can run 1.55v 24/7, I guarantee it". While I know that may not be what you are saying, it sure sounds like it.
If you want to test your voltage theory on more chips then please, go ahead, and report back. But until that point I think it is unreasonable to label 1.55v as safe without further evidence. I think that may be what VonDutch was concerned about, that you were touting a set voltage as max with too little data to be considered proof.