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Hi,

After a Bios Upgrade I stupidely didn't check what settings my mobo was using. That moron decided to auto-voltage my chip. My 4Ghz CPU received apparently 1.3V for 1.5 Months ( temps never over 60 however ) then yesterday I decided to OC to 4.4. So the retarded mobo gave 1.45V to the 3770k, when I saw that I imeediately shut down and now I'm stable at 1.2V

Can it have damaged the chip ? Thanks !
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post #2 of 14
1.45v is nowhere near enough voltage to hurt that CPU. If it was damaged you would know about it.
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It likely wasn't good for it, but if it hurt it it might have took a month or two off of a 50 year life span...we honestly don't know how long these CPUs will last yet.

However, I run into "stock" settings for mother boards doing this quite often. Some of these CPUs ran for years like this and they still work. Even when they were actually running warmer than recommended.

Since the temps were OK it was no worse than if you have an OC going that needed that much juice.

Moral of the story...I wouldn't worry about it.
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Thanks all !

Still it baffles me that Asus thought providing insane voltage by default was a good idea.... I'd prefer to BSOD than to kill a chip
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by darknight670 View Post

Thanks all !
Still it baffles me that Asus thought providing insane voltage by default was a good idea.... I'd prefer to BSOD than to kill a chip

It's not ASUS, all motherboards do it. Voltage isn't what kills a CPU, it's heat. Intel CPU's throttle themselves before they can be damaged anyway.
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Prox View Post

It's not ASUS, all motherboards do it. Voltage isn't what kills a CPU, it's heat. Intel CPU's throttle themselves before they can be damaged anyway.
I'm sure if you ran 3V into a CPU it would smoke up.
Voltage causes heat, which means voltage is the factor.
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i agree you would not have hurt your chip.. so your stable now at 1.2v at what OC?
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

I'm sure if you ran 3V into a CPU it would smoke up.
Voltage causes heat, which means voltage is the factor.

Thanks for teaching us Overclocking 101.
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Originally Posted by Prox View Post

It's not ASUS, all motherboards do it. Voltage isn't what kills a CPU, it's heat. Intel CPU's throttle themselves before they can be damaged anyway.

Okay, so if somehow I had a CPU under LN2 24/7 it could operate at 2V for an extended period of time? I don't think so; they don't call them suicide runs for nothing.
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post #10 of 14
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Thanks for teaching us Overclocking 101.
Lol, coming from the guy that said voltage dosen't hurt chips thumb.gif
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