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I know that hitting a CPU with more voltage reduces it's lifetime, but what kind of scale are we talking about here. What's the lifetime if it's not overclocked. How much does a severe overclock (2.4ghz to 3.6ghz) reduce the lifetime.
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It'll still be longer than you'll be using the chip, if your within the intel spec voltatges (which goes up to 1.5V IIRC?)

Unless you never plan to buy a new CPU
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well, i was wondering what would happen if i threw 1.55 at my cpu. assuming my temps were ok, i would like to see how high i could get my cpu at 1.55 volts.

If 1.55 volts meant that my chip would be toast in 2 months, then no dice. But if we're talking 2 years, then i'd go for it.
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well, i was wondering what would happen if i threw 1.55 at my cpu. assuming my temps were ok, i would like to see how high i could get my cpu at 1.55 volts.

If 1.55 volts meant that my chip would be toast in 2 months, then no dice. But if we're talking 2 years, then i'd go for it.
Well on the Intel Spec sheets, it says the Q6000 series can have a max voltage of 1.55 volts. TBH I wouldn't go past 1.5 volts.
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Goblins. Will eat. Your genitalia. Past 1.5V.
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well, i was wondering what would happen if i threw 1.55 at my cpu. assuming my temps were ok, i would like to see how high i could get my cpu at 1.55 volts.

If 1.55 volts meant that my chip would be toast in 2 months, then no dice. But if we're talking 2 years, then i'd go for it.

3.6 is a very respectable OC on the Q6600...
I dont wana put mine past 1.45 really, gona test it at 1.4 + 360x 9 this weekend. Cant go higher now. need more volts

Dunno why you'd wana push the limmits........


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I believe you said you have your CPU at 1.475v in the other thread.

I'd say it shave 3 years off of the 10 year lifetime max. Now 1.5-1.55v ...thats gonna kill it within a year or at most 2 years probably.
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I believe you said you have your CPU at 1.475v in the other thread.

I'd say it shave 3 years off of the 10 year lifetime max. Now 1.5-1.55v ...thats gonna kill it within a year or at most 2 years probably.
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goblins.... goblins are heavy...
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