Originally Posted by Cyro999
Source on this? That's not the conclusions i saw for regular (quad core) Haswell - there was no problem with using however much as you needed, just little reason to increase it further. In fact some benchers even used values such as 2.2 - 2.4, there was just no reason to do it if unneccesary.
No source is needed. Most people don't go over 2.000 VCCIN. And because of that It is always stupid to advice others to try something that hasn't been widely used or tested when there is risk involved. It is always best to advice others to stay away from these high voltages unless they want to become scapegoats themselves and risk killing their CPUs.
There are not many reports of people killing their CPUs at 1.6V, but that doesn't mean it won't kill the CPU or isn't risky, there is something called common sense. Also 2.000+ VCCIN+ is marked in red in my Asus motherboard and there is a reason behind this. They wouldn't mark it in red color if it was a safe thing that won't degrade the CPU or kill it.
As for benchers the case is different here. The OP wants 24/7 settings and not settings for suicidal runs. Many benches successfully benched their CPUs at 1.5V but that doesn't mean it is safe to put the CPU at that voltage for 24/7.
I have done benchmarks with my CPU @ 4.8 GHz 1.45V and 2.1VCCIN. But I wouldn't advice somebody to run those voltages 247 unless I hate them.Edited by HeadlessKnight - 10/2/15 at 1:59am