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The maximum from what i hear is 1.3625. Is that in the bios or cpu-z. I dont want to my fry my chip not knowing which is correct.
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The maximum from what i hear is 1.3625. Is that in the bios or cpu-z. I dont want to my fry my chip not knowing which is correct.
That is correct. 1.3625 is the max VID for the chip, and is also the generally excepted max vcore for it as well.
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It's fine up to and beyond that. I had mine at 1.4V for quite some time with no issues. However, go on the BIOS voltage if / when you monitor voltages. Temps are often wrong in programs like Speedfan and Coretemp, too, so keep that in mind.
    
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It's fine up to and beyond that. I had mine at 1.4V for quite some time with no issues. However, go on the BIOS voltage if / when you monitor voltages. Temps are often wrong in programs like Speedfan and Coretemp, too, so keep that in mind.
Don't listen to him lol.

Keep it at 1.3625. There are many people on these forums whose processors have died due to electromitigation (over voltage).
    
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intel says the absolute max is 1.45. not on the site it was somewhere else dont remember where though. but i have ran 1.53 through mine with no problems what so ever.
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It's fine up to and beyond that. I had mine at 1.4V for quite some time with no issues. However, go on the BIOS voltage if / when you monitor voltages. Temps are often wrong in programs like Speedfan and Coretemp, too, so keep that in mind.
Your E8400 might be Ok, but others havent been. So it is a gamble... Can you promise him his E8400 can run 1.4v and not degrade? Can you explain why others running even 1.38v have had their chips degrade? If not, I dont think it is very good advice to be giving out.
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Well, Killa gave me the advice that not everyone's chip has died, and it was the difference between 3.6 and 4.2 GHz for me...
    
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Don't listen to him lol.

Keep it at 1.3625. There are many people on these forums whose processors have died due to electromitigation (over voltage).
wow so don't listen to the people who actually use these? Mr. Pentium D. Thanks for the input. I also believe the 1.3625 max voltage is BS. Run it at whatever you and your temps are comfortable with.
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The maximum from what i hear is 1.3625. Is that in the bios or cpu-z. I dont want to my fry my chip not knowing which is correct.
You should look at the voltage in CPUZ. Your board (DS3L) usually has a lot of vdroop. For example, on my DS3L, if I put 1.375V in the BIOS, CPUZ only shows 1.328. CPUZ shows the voltage that the CPU actually receives.
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Your E8400 might be Ok, but others havent been. So it is a gamble... Can you promise him his E8400 can run 1.4v and not degrade? Can you explain why others running even 1.38v have had their chips degrade? If not, I dont think it is very good advice to be giving out.

If I remember correctly, there is also a thread at XS that also debunks the voltage degrading.
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