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One question I have, is say (in theory, of course) I would have my CPU @1.65V (or even higher), but my temps stay under 60C stressed load. Can the high voltage alone damage the processor, even if the temps are within reason?
Yes! That is the thing people don't seem to understand. People will easily exceed Intel/AMD's specs on voltage but they won't go 1C over their temperature recommendations.

Voltage is significantly more degrading to a CPU than temperature. I personally do not go more than 10% over maximum recommended voltage.
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Yes! That is the thing people don't seem to understand. People will easily exceed Intel/AMD's specs on voltage but they won't go 1C over their temperature recommendations.

Voltage is significantly more degrading to a CPU than temperature. I personally do not go more than 10% over maximum recommended voltage.
My e6600 is 1.35 Max recommended voltage (at least that's what it says on the box). And 1.35 x 1.1 = 1.485. So you're saying it's wise not to go over 1.485 volts regardless of temperature? And 1.485 set or actual read voltage?
    
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My e6600 is 1.35 Max recommended voltage (at least that's what it says on the box). And 1.35 x 1.1 = 1.485. So you're saying it's wise not to go over 1.485 volts regardless of temperature? And 1.485 set or actual read voltage?
Any amount of voltage increase will lead to accelerated electron migration and eventual component failure. The component failure is constant, something that accumulates over time. It is not like the CPU will be running fine one second and be dead the next. Your CPU will degrade over time and eventually outright fail. The_Manual says the Core 2 is quite safe into high voltage, but I would be careful. Your CPU will also "recover" from electron migration after a long time out of the motherboard. Some have reported that CPUs that died would be 100% functional again after a few month of sitting on a shelf.
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I have to say though with my experience with overclocking is that they dont make components like they used to. Just about everything Ive had in the past 6 years has been utter junk but all the components Ive had before that is still running strong. I have old video cards and older cpus like the AMD thunderbird I have that I have abused and they are still going strong.
    
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that is true i have an old MSI mobo and a 3700+ which is my back up hardware.
they have taken years of abuse and still going strong bin though 2 new mobos just replaced my last one about a week ago and iv had some troubles with the dual core i got now, im not even going to going to how many gfx cards iv destroyed this last couple of years

thats what made me ask the question in the first place really, because i was kinda expecting to over clock this a bit work fine take it up 1 more level then my PC burst in to a pile of flames explode and kill every thing in a 2mile radius
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When the electric bill doubles.
When water cooling has no effect.
When you've actually contemplated placing the computer in the freezer.
When the neighbors b1tc# about their Christmas decorations dimming while you are on-line.
When the words cryogenic and computer are used in the same sentance.
When you call the Power Co. to have a substation installed on your property.
When the gf says, "Can I borrow your toaster?"
When the kids ask, "Is that a microwave?"
When the case turns bright red-orange.
When the M.E. prys your dead fingers off the keyboard.
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@shaggy56: I gave one of my buds an old Athlon 700 for general surfing, I think the old 8Mb/4xAGP, 2x128Mb stix, and Maxtor 20Gb are still in it. I know it was working well just 2 months ago.
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post #28 of 28
There is a general rule of overclocking current gen hardware.

It's the, "55 alive rule".

Basically it says to keep your vcore under 1.55v and your temps under 55. All else in specific relation to cpu OCing doesn't matter much.
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