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Quick question about my chip - I know the safe temp is 60C (it locks up shortly after passing that), but what is a "safe" VCore? I have a B2 revision, which runs at 1.28V @ 2.88Ghz. I want my chip to be safe (i.e. not burn/wear itself out) for at least a year; this is more important than the clock speed imo. Temps under load are 44C, so I've got a load of headroom there, but I struggle with 3.0Ghz so I'm guessing it's voltage that is a problem? Kinda embarrassing that I hit problems after only 330Mhz on non-stock cooling, but I'm a noob!
What is a realistic clock speed? Is 3.2Ghz on "safe" voltage feasible?

Edit: I have read the overclocking guide, but wanted some specifics if someone can give me them...
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I use to have a e6700 in this rig. It use to run at 3.6@1.46 with temps like 36c and load at 55c. So if you like to play a the safe side for now bump the vcore to 1.35. Thats an average to start with and bump up the fsb by 10 mhz. And check temps and run a stress test to check load temps. If it's ok then bump it up another 10mhz. and so on till it's not stable no more thats when you then could bump the vcore a notch or set the nb and fsb up a notch.
It's a long process but worth it. Get it where you are comfortable. Running 35-40c idle it's ok with this chips. Here is the specs on your chip. GL.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SL9S7
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Oh, nice one, that link is gold! Rep+
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I think the max I would go for 24/7 usage would be 1.49v (after Vdroop). But you shold be able to get a decent overclock with 1.45v, which seems to be the 65nm sweet spot.
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I've got my chip running at 3.2Ghz now, was stable after an hour of OCCT's testing, temps got to 53C, VCore is 1.36 idle, 1.31 under load. Managed to tweak the memory multiplier so the RAM still runs at 800 - score!!

Will be trying a Prime95 test this afternoon - which one and how long?
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