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Not sure if this was a good section to post this but it seemed the best to me. Please move it if it has a better spot. Ok I'm new to overclocking and to water and I had a question about voltages and water. So currently my 4.6ghz clock runs at 1.22volts and I was curious if when on water and temps decrease would I be able to drop that voltage down or will the water only help in my higher overclocks and do nothing to the voltage aspect? I tried googling it but haven't found anything on that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif
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Not sure if this was a good section to post this but it seemed the best to me. Please move it if it has a better spot. Ok I'm new to overclocking and to water and I had a question about voltages and water. So currently my 4.6ghz clock runs at 1.22volts and I was curious if when on water and temps decrease would I be able to drop that voltage down or will the water only help in my higher overclocks and do nothing to the voltage aspect? I tried googling it but haven't found anything on that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif

 

There is a small chance that your voltage could be dropped slightly under water. CPUs perform optimally and most efficiently at cold temperatures. I wouldn't expect any wonders, though, if at all.

Water does allow you to reach slightly higher voltages and still be safe though, due to lower temps.

 

Basically I wouldn't peg that as a motivation to water cool. Best I would say is that it would make the voltage safer, not necessarily allow it to be lower.


Edited by Powermonkey500 - 2/19/13 at 10:23am
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Water cooling only helps temperatures to increase your max overclock ceiling. If your CPU isn't stable at lower voltages, water cooling won't help that.
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Thanks for the reples. That's basically what I figured but I was curious if the temps would maybe make it more stable at a lower voltage as an added bonus. Didn't think so but it got in my head so I thought I would ask. That and I didn't want to wait till I got the water goodies in to know. smile.gif
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