Originally Posted by FtW 420
For me, the colder the cpu the more comfortable I am with pushing voltages depending on what I'm doing. I'll push 1.9V on ivy at -196° for validation or superpi run (single thread), but would still be wary of things that run 100% load on all cores if I want the chip to last a while. I'm not a believer in feeding a good chip 1.5V on air whether temps are good or not, but a lot of people here replace the cpu with every new generation & don't care if it lasts 5 years, so I don't criticize.
My best chips I try not to run on air at all & when I do, they stay at lower voltage & never see high temps. The chip I'm using right now isn't a particularly good one so it doesn't really bother me to feed it 1.6V +, but it still loads up without any cores going over 0°.
High temps & high voltage at the same time are where degradation really speeds up.
You couldn't possibly be pointing your OC with high volts on ivy finger at me could you?????
VonDutch think about the Overclocking this way as well with stress to the transistors. as you mess with the multi you stress the transistors like a rubber band gets stressed. if you stretch the rubber band to far it gets permanently damaged from the stress itself. Just trying to help ya out lol. I think that along with trying for 5.6 is what did Franky in really.