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I have a unique situation- I mainly need my CPU for short 20-30 second bursts of calculation (which involve no screen output), so I have had no problem OCing to 4.7GHz (1.200V). Also I only need to use one core. The temperatures I have produced so far are not even above 56deg, so with that in mind, is there some chance of OCing beyond 5.0GHZ? Will I hit a point when a stupid amount of voltage is needed for the chip to remain stable?
Thanks for any thoughts-
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Yes there will be inevitably a point where you will need a big increment in voltage to achieve a certain clock. All owners have reported this with the IVY's. As for temps they will have a increment in increase as well. All i can do is speculate now, but it's up to you to test it out and report back! smile.gif

edit: oh for 1 core only, im not too sure then, only way to find out is test it.
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There's no way to really answer this accurately. You'll just have to test it out and see. Considering you only need small bursts, you won't need a whole lot of stability. For that reason, you may be able to get 5 ghz or more if you're just using it for 20 or 30 seconds. This is especially true if you're only using one core. I'd say you have a good chance of hitting 5 with the voltage you need for 4.7. All chips are different, though, and yours may hit a brick wall right after 4.7 for all I know.
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