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Hi Folks,

Lets say you can keep your temps reasonable at 1.7 Vcore and be stable.
Would it be safe to run benchmarks once a week at 1.7 Vcore or could 1.7 just up and kill my CPU without warning.

Input Please.

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Hi Folks,

Lets say you can keep your temps reasonable at 1.7 Vcore and be stable.
Would it be safe to run benchmarks once a week at 1.7 Vcore or could 1.7 just up and kill my CPU without warning.

Input Please.

Thanks
Well, as of now there hasn't been any discovery of a Conroe sudden death syndrome like there was with Northy's at 1.7v, so I'd say you're pretty safe for once a week runs, HOWEVER, don't run that 24/7 or even more than a few hours at a time, even with controlled temps.

Typically you can do up to 1.55-1.6v on air, and anything over is water/phase, though this is usually based on temperature issues.
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Well, as of now there hasn't been any discovery of a Conroe sudden death syndrome like there was with Northy's at 1.7v, so I'd say you're pretty safe for once a week runs, HOWEVER, don't run that 24/7 or even more than a few hours at a time, even with controlled temps.

Typically you can do up to 1.55-1.6v on air, and anything over is water/phase, though this is usually based on temperature issues.
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thats an expensive cpu to be risking... but if u got the money, go for it =)
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Gruni, why do you have 1.7v? What's your clock and load temps?
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post #6 of 35
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Thanks!

I'm 8 hrs into Orthos Small FFTs, just hit the 30th round.
Temps have been 62-66°c the whole time, factoring in Vdroop my Vcore is at 1.67 while Orthos is running.
I'm kinda upset it's taking this much Vcore for 3920mhz though

@ Audi, I wish I knew. I'm at 490 1:1 X 8 multi
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What you expect? Nearly 4Ghz? And those loads are pretty decent for Air and 4Ghz!

Well, I think!
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What you expect? Nearly 4Ghz? And those loads are pretty decent for Air and 4Ghz!

Well, I think!
Agreed, you must have a very good seating on the U120E!

And yea X6800's never did impress me, they didn't even have the ability to OC much further than an E6700 :-\\

Seems like any multi other than the 11x that it comes with stock doesn't work too well either.. OH well, you still have great temps and an unbeatable speed!
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Wow, nice overclock.
I would try to keep the CPU under 60 though. Just my personal preference.
    
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post #10 of 35
Dude 1.55 - 1.7v Sounds about right for 4ghz.

But 62c? You realize people are loading up to high 50's just at 3.6ghz? That's really nice!

I can't wait to get my E6600 on this P35 board. I'm comin' after your load temps on air!!!
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