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Thats not the point. The Q9450 has the same voltage issue as the wolfdales. That might limit my OCability more than the Q6600.
Wow, getting pretty sick of the voltage myth after having explained it on about 10 threads now.

No voltage issues with the e8400, whatsoever.

EVERY single CPU that has ever been made will fry if you exceed the max voltage by too much, period. How is the e8400 any different?

The real issue: Most other CPUs have temperature issues. On air cooling they reach high temps before you can give them more voltage. So people only see voltage issues on 65nm+ chips with water/phase cooling.

I guess you could just re-phrase the e8400 "problem" as: "The e8400s have a problem of running too cold (or colder than expected) at higher voltages, leading people to think they can just feed them more voltage with no worry."
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ikon some of the cpu's that have died I saw where below the max rated specs that intel put out and still died.
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