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Hey guys, curious as to if you think my 3960X could last a year running around 5 hours a day at these speeds/volts:


Idle:

3960xidle.jpg



Load:

loadc.jpg


Mainly gaming and web-surfing. Temps seem to be pretty good for the clock/volts.

EDIT: running stock PLL, VCCSA and VTT.
Edited by CallsignVega - 3/19/13 at 8:01am
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What are you cooling it with?

And what in gods name do you have that requires a 1500 watts PSU
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I think it'll last a year atleast. Temps are great. It's the VCCSA and VTT that are the killer imo. Stay below 1.2v and you'll be good.
    
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It definitely won't completely break down, but it migh degrade forcing you to lower the clocks. Go for it as you have nothing to loose unless you had some extreme benching sessions planned.
     
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Nobody will have the magic answer, but personally, I would not recommend running at 5.2 as your standard speed. If you want to run that high, 5.0 would be a bit safer for 24/7.

[edit] Sorry, didn't see the 5-hours/day. As others have said, just keep an eye on everything, but again I would recommend dropping back to 5.0 for daily use. Use 5.2 for benchmarks/epeen thumb.gif
 
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Cooling it with a Koolance 380i and PK-3 TIM, best water block out at the moment according to some recent reviews. I forgot to mention my PLL, VCCSA and VTT are all stock voltage!
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What are your temps like after a bit of run time? You only have P95 running for a minute in that screenshot. The water in your loop has not had time to heat up and im guessing your temps will rise a bit after 15-20 minutes at load. Also if your GPUs are on the same loop your likely to see a bit of rise in the heat the CPU reports. This is all dependent on your loop(s) but something to think about.
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I have plenty of cooling, the loop water temp only rises a few degrees after a couple hours of gaming. Plus, gaming doesn't stress/heat up the CPU as much as Prime95 does from what I've seen. (most games hardly ever stress four cores to 100%, let alone all six cores to 100%).
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Quote:
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You do know that you PSU is overkill

Overkill? Running a highly overclocked SB-E with 3-4 Titans. wink.gif
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