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its at 1.4750v from 1.25v standard i know this is high on air...yeah 100% load.im staying with the zalman ill just half to turn it down to 2.75ghz @1.4125v if its gonna kill my chip quickly
Don't worry about frying anything.

Your chip will be fine far beyond the time of your next projected upgrade. CPUs are far more robust than most people think they are.

And, as someone already pointed out, unless you fold you won't keep your CPU working at 100% load for much of the time anyway.
    
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i game though...and test drive gets my cpu temp up into the 50's....i should just stop worrying and pestering...i have got a single core 3800 as a backup if this chip goes
    
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i game though...and test drive gets my cpu temp up into the 50's
Well, if you're that worried about the temperatures, perhaps I could suggest lapping or decapitation (removing the IHS) as ways to improve the situation.

Either procedure has its own attendant risks, but a lot of research will go a very long way in allaying your fears.

I've done both (to different chips), and for sure they were very effective in reducing heat dissipation.
    
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i game though...and test drive gets my cpu temp up into the 50's....i should just stop worrying and pestering...i have got a single core 3800 as a backup if this chip goes
...You're not pestering... most of us go through this obsessive behaviour

As previously stated, current hardware is more durable than we give it credit for.
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