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i7 3930K Voltage Limit?

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There is a lot of threads about this, so what is the truth?
What is the max safe voltage? Some say 1.45v, others say 1.35v.
Thank you.
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I've had my 3930k running at 1.48 for a year. You really need to control the temperatures, because it's the heat that is more likely to kill your chip than voltage.
Edited by axiumone - 1/15/14 at 9:29am
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Originally Posted by axiumone View Post

I've had my 3930k running at 1.48 for a year. You really need to control the temperatures, because it's the heat that is more likely to kill your chip than voltage.

Thanks for the information.
Sadly I can only do 4.5GHz with HT enabled @ 1.36v
I can also do 4.6GHz with HT disabled @ 1.4v
I'd love 4.7GHz with HT, but I know it will cost at least 1.46v and a full load temp of 80c!
After 1.41v, my CPU just spits out massive amounts of heat!
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