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I've been able to cross reference the voltage between the BIOS HW monitor, and Everest, CPU-Z. All reporting the same #. MB will be set to 1.450, and generally the actual voltage will roughly be 0.050 higher after the reboot for settings to take.

Right now I have 1.425 volts set in the BIOS for cpu, and cpu-z/everest/mb hw monitor picking it up at 1.475. If I set the MB to 1.475 in the BIOS, likely the monitors will show the voltage at 1.525. I'm sure I could keep it under 60C, but don't know how healthy for the CPU it would be to run over 1.500 volts.
MegaTherion, there are plenty of individuals on this forum that can vouch for running high voltages 24/7 with their main rig. The main problem is temperature. Over time high voltages can cause electromigration but by the time your processor goes south you'll already be building your second or third machine. My advice...use caution and common sense. If the temps are too extreme then lower the Vcore and settle for that. I always try and go for the highest stable OC at stock voltage.

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I'm a gambling man

Usually don't go to the casino with 600 bucks tho!
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I'm a gambling man

Usually don't go to the casino with 600 bucks tho!
MegaTherion, it's actually very difficult to damage a processor. If your unsure then don't do it. I've gone all the way up to 1.7volts on a Manchester and it was fine.

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Spent last night tinkering around trying to hit the 3.3 GHz, boosted the vcore up to around 1.54, CPU temps looked good, mid-upper 50's, woke up this morning and it looked like Orthos stopped after about 4 hours. I would think if I wanted to get a good solid stress test I would have needed to boost the vcore up more and the CPU temps would have exceeded 60C, but even then it's hard to say if the chip would have ran stable at that speed.

It for sure seems as if the CPU starts to get extremely voltage hungry at 3250-3300 MHz. So I am going to settle with the 3200 MHz as it seems plenty fast for me

Thanks to all for the insight you provided me with!
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Spent last night tinkering around trying to hit the 3.3 GHz, boosted the vcore up to around 1.54, CPU temps looked good, mid-upper 50's, woke up this morning and it looked like Orthos stopped after about 4 hours. I would think if I wanted to get a good solid stress test I would have needed to boost the vcore up more and the CPU temps would have exceeded 60C, but even then it's hard to say if the chip would have ran stable at that speed.

It for sure seems as if the CPU starts to get extremely voltage hungry at 3250-3300 MHz. So I am going to settle with the 3200 MHz as it seems plenty fast for me

Thanks to all for the insight you provided me with!
MegaTherion, 3200mhz is still an excellent OC. +1 for a job well done

For your future stress testing needs, I would try out OCCT. Apparently the default test (1 hour) is equal to a Prime95 24hr test...these of course are claims from the program writer.

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