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Hey everyone. I managed to get my 4670k to 4.6GHZ @1.405V stable. Is it safe to run a high voltage, or should i back down? I am running a custom loop, and my max temps on the IBT are 74C

Thanks!
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That voltage is pretty high, I suspect it would diminish the life expectancy significantly. I'd suggest finding a stable overclock <1.35v if you plan on keeping the chip more than a year or 2.
   
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I actually just read in another thread that anything beyond 1.35v is likely to cause significant degradation to Haswell chips.

Here's the thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1475351/i-think-my-4770k-gave-out

I don't have a Haswell chip so I can't comment from personal experience. Having quite a bit of experience with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge though, 1.405v seems quite high for even those chips. Given Haswell is a smaller process (less voltage needed), I wouldn't feel comfortable above 1.30v for 24/7 usage.
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Alright. How about 1.350 for 4.5GHz?
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That's at the upper limit for safe voltage, but you'll probably be upgrading before it becomes a problem.
   
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Originally Posted by notyettoday View Post

That's at the upper limit for safe voltage, but you'll probably be upgrading before it becomes a problem.

Alright, i think i may back down to 4.5GHz. I'll run some tests to see if there is any difference.
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Depending on what you use the system for, the difference will most likely be negligible. Let us know what you find!
   
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Depending on what you use the system for, the difference will most likely be negligible. Let us know what you find!

Alrighty! Will do!
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