Originally Posted by klepp0906
I thought the same way, until now. Of course I have been running prime for 3 weeks straight now, the only breaks were when it crashed. Trying to dial in my voltages to their lowest. Such a pain w/ haswell. Anyhow, didn't buy into degradation in anything but XOC but now I do. So far ive only degraded to the point that it takes me .1 more v to run at the same speed
You sure? Iam too stressing with prime and linpack, almost from the launch day and still can run original overclock profile from July. Actually, due to newer bios iam even getting better gflops on the same profile.
The only thing that is degrading while having cpu in 90 C° for days on end is the tim uner IHS, atleatst thats what i suspect. I recently replaced my 3 months old MX-4 tim on the cooler (only mounted once) and noticed that some pieces are already dry: cant be whipped off, only hard push with finger nail. After reseat i did get slightly better temps but not as good as 2-3 months ago, so it must be IHS on dye tim drying out faster on higher temps.