Originally Posted by spacegoast
I know the spec sheet says it can go up to that, but wasnt 1.4v and above causing many E8400 chips to "kick the bucket" prematurely? Im not sure if there are newer chips out that can withstand higher voltages but from what I recall there were many people that were burnin chips.
How long have you guys your had your CPU at 1.4v for 24/7?
There was a lot of talk about the so-called "degradation" but a lot of people on XS did a lot of testing and found that it was more of a "burn-in" period. Also, people were going crazy with PLL voltage and FSB Term volts and stuff, when these chips don't need them to be that high.
My chip is actually a pretty early batch (Q740A553)
. I haven't had mine for very long, because I just bought it, but the guy who had it before me was also running it with water cooling at pretty much the same volts 24/7.
Anyway, we'll see how long it lasts.Edited by zlojack - 8/15/08 at 1:52pm