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get the fx9590 and be happy it will run 5.0ghz? biggrin.gif
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^ biggrin.gif
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I say go for it.... shouldn't be a problem.

I've run my 2500k on 5GHz at 1.52vcore for a while and its still fine so your 3770k should be fin running at 1.45

Its really hard to tell when or what damages a CPU so the closest people can get is speculation. Also add the fact that no chip is the same so what might work for somebody else might not work for you, what might break somebody elses CPU might not break yours. But my opinion is you should be fine if you stay around 1.45 and 1.5 is debatable. Don't know about your chip but woth the 2500k there are people running it at high voltage from release and are fine and there probably are people that where less fortunate.
    
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I say go for it.... shouldn't be a problem.

I've run my 2500k on 5GHz at 1.52vcore for a while and its still fine so your 3770k should be fin running at 1.45

Its really hard to tell when or what damages a CPU so the closest people can get is speculation. Also add the fact that no chip is the same so what might work for somebody else might not work for you, what might break somebody elses CPU might not break yours. But my opinion is you should be fine if you stay around 1.45 and 1.5 is debatable. Don't know about your chip but woth the 2500k there are people running it at high voltage from release and are fine and there probably are people that where less fortunate.

Not that you're incorrect in saying a 3770k is fine at 1.45v (assuming proper cooling), but I wanted to add that the 2500k and 3770k are completely different chips in terms of how much voltage they can take. I wouldn't recommend 1.45v, and would definitely discourage 1.5v, unless you have an actual water loop. An H100 is very limited in what it can do. And at the end of the day...when it comes down to the question of "will overclocking damage my chip" it really is about temperatures. Higher temperatures for longer periods = recipe for disaster. Fortunately, the 3770k is much more resistant to degradation compared to the 2500k you have. But it's also much easier to get it to heat up. So you have to be careful.
post #15 of 15
Voltage will kill a chip just as surely as temps, and can do it quicker too. Just increase the volts in as small of steps as possible.
   
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