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What is a safe speed for the Q6600 to be overclocked at? It'll be on atleast 12 hours a day and I want the cpu to last atleast 3 years.
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No way of saying for sure. Just overclock your CPU to the max on stock or +.1v voltages.
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Id say 3.2 and under 1.4v will be fine, so long as temps are a good 10c below max intel spec.

but really, you should be able to run max oc, under 1.5v and below 71c 24/7 for a good ammount of time, none of us realy know cuz we upgrade too quickly
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Alright I think I'll be happy with 3.2ghz... Thanks for the input.
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the gen consensus is that you will have upgraded long before the end of its lifespan, I believe(not 100% sure) the normal operating life of a cpu is 15-20yrs @ stock. so subtract 5-10yrs for OC'n deterioration and your still good to go IMO
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the gen consensus is that you will have upgraded long before the end of its lifespan, I believe(not 100% sure) the normal operating life of a cpu is 15-20yrs @ stock. so subtract 5-10yrs for OC'n deterioration and your still good to go IMO
It depends on how much you OC, voltage, and the chip itself. It's really hard to say exactly. Go see E8400 on 1.5v.
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It depends on how much you OC, voltage, and the chip itself. It's really hard to say exactly. Go see E8400 on 1.5v.

As I posted before, the are estimates with chip running "below" intel recommended settings... E8400 would be below 1.36 and under 71c
he is asking about Q6600 - 1.45 n under . 65c max load temp 4 24/7 abuse is my recommendation

1.5 on an E8400 is NOOB madness, even if the user thinks they are a seasoned OC vet. If theyve OC'd a bunch of chips, and fried an E8400 on overvolting all I can do is
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