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First off, I'm getting all these contradicting opinions while searching other posts for an awnser so I decided to start a new thread, im sorry of this question already has been awnsered before but I just couldnt find it.

my question is the folowing: Is your vCore on itself harmfull for your processor or are it the temperatures?

Im running my q6600 at 1.55v and my 3.6ghz isnt stable yet, my temps however stay under 65 after a 7 hour stress test on all 4 cores (with 1.55v) and the max temp is 72 according to intels site. So id like to up the vcore even more but Im getting all these reaction that 1.5 realy is the max for a q6600 which is backed up by intels site as well. So are these warnings only because of the high temps that result from high vcore or is the vcore in itself dangerous to push?

thanks in advance

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yes the limit is 1.5v. Thermal limit is 71c

http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLACR

Put you system in your sig. More voltage means less life of the processor. So dont expect it to last long running really high voltage
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1.5v is as high as you should go, but if you plan on upgrading in the next 4 years or so, you might be able to go alittle higher. this will take more life out of your chip though.

edit: yeah, mortimersnerd pretty much nailed it on the head.
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I put 1.7 through my e6850 but that was only to do a very quick boot into windows and a screen shot of a 4.2oc...q6600 i try and stay in the 1.4++..for every day use.
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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
1.5v is as high as you should go, but if you plan on upgrading in the next 4 years or so, you might be able to go alittle higher. this will take more life out of your chip though.

edit: yeah, mortimersnerd pretty much nailed it on the head.
lol....were you afk for like 20minutes?

OP: has anyone tested overvoltiing nad how long it really takes to fry the cpu?
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No hands on overclocking with the Q6600, but from what I've seen, 1.5vcore is high for 3.6GHz.
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No hands on overclocking with the Q6600, but from what I've seen, 1.5vcore is high for 3.6GHz.
yeah, im at 3.4 and 1.334vcore while folding 24/7. I find that temps are an issue before voltage.
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I know, I got unlucky with my q6600, well I guess 3.6 stable for 24/7 is not yet possible for me then, Ill clock it back so that i stay withing the 1.4xx range that will probably around 3.33, still a nice oc but not as much as i hoped for =)

anyway, thanks for all the quick replies
    
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