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post #1 of 8
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I got a 2700k today (selling my 2500k) and tried overclocking it, I set the voltage and began stress testing.
I immediately noticed CPU-Z voltage was jumping up and down between 1.5 - 1.8 vcore eek.gif

So I had to disable some BIOS setting and it's fine now.

My question is has that large spike in voltage permanently damaged my CPU, reducing its OC potential, etc?
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post #2 of 8
There is always a chanceof high voltage permanently damaging a CPU. However, it may have been just a glitch with CPU-Z. I doubt the motherboard would have been able to supply that much voltage to the socket before automatically shutting off.

Anyone can jump in and correct me if I'm wrong.
post #3 of 8
It was probably just a glitch. I've known people to mess up with overclocking by setting the voltage too high and the motherboard would just turn off.
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I'm pretty sure it wasn't a glitch, the BIOS was reading 1.5 - 1.6 v frown.gif
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post #5 of 8
It may be a bad chip, then. Or damaged.
post #6 of 8
Not likely that it did any permanent damage. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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post #7 of 8
Yea your fine my friend is running a 2700k @ 1.55v for almost a year now with no degrade yet however that doesnt mean it isnt just not noticable so your safe bud.
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post #8 of 8
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Alright thanks for the replies guys
Seems stable at 4.6 - 1.38v right now
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