For the health of this forum, please keep posts to factual information or data, or state it as an opinion.
Things I know
1) Damage is NOT solely dependent on temperature; see â€œQuantum Tunnelingâ€ (The_Manual)
2) At a TDP of 65w (all but X6800), Intel recommends a maximum temperature of 60.1C.
3) Intel recommends an â€œabsolute maximumâ€ core voltage of 1.55V with respect to VSS.
What I think is the case
1) Due to quantum tunneling, as an absolute, voltage damages any silicon structure it flows through.
3) These recommendations are not always applicable to our community. I suppose these values given satisfy a much longer processor life than what most of us would settle for given the potential performance gain.
I do not know
1) What the curve of the projected lifespan versus voltage looks like. I would expect it to not be linear, probably a log function.
Referenced documentation may be accessed here:
Any revisions or corrections to what is stated are welcome.