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OK, I've always veered away from 1.7v and up on air, but my temps are sweet at around 40*C load Prime at 1.65v...
I was taught that too much volts can kill the CPU, no matter what the temps... Is this true? I mean, if it isn't, I could theoretically hit 1.8 on this chip without hitting 50*C with Prime95....

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post #2 of 7
tis true, its not heat that kills your cpu its the vcore.

too much vcore damages the "gateways" in the cpu die microstructure, thus making it useless
    
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Yes - overvolting can fry it even if your temps are subzero
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Doesn't that make phase worthless?
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Voltage is only one of the things that will limit your OC.
If you're limited by temps phase is the way to go
If you're limited by voltage not so much
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hmm... lame... I'm always limited by vcore...
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phase change lowers the something with makes the thingybob not get effected as much.

or something like that, i dont know the technical terms

witch craft i say!
    
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