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well basically this is purely for an understanding basis for myself.
Anyways what i wanted to know was about ocing a cpu for 24/7 useage, the thing is its not really about my rig but in general, can a cpu be oc in extreme levels and be kept at 24/7 usage?
For example my q6600 is at 1.56 vcore (hardly any vdroop on load) at 3.83ghz idle 38-40 load 65-70 at the moment, now the question is obviously a lot more vcore will be required to take it to say +4ghz (i booted into win with 1.65vcore but wasnt able to get stable cause of the heat) now lets say u have adequate cooling like my custom loop, i then wont be worrying about my temps at 1.65vcore but rather the amount of vcore i'l be using right?
So having lots of vcore (sometimes more than intel recommends) is needed to achieve extreme overclock, but u can handle the temps with whatever but can u run extreme volts in general if u have the cooling for it 24/7??

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Edited by munaim1 - 12/13/08 at 6:59pm
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People have done it, sure. But you're taking your CPU's life into your hands if you exceed the absolute voltage limits, regardless of air or water cooling. It's just that it'll probably last longer, the cooler you keep it. There are reports of people running Q6600s at 1.6-1.7V for months at a time.
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People have done it, sure. But you're taking your CPU's life into your hands if you exceed the absolute voltage limits, regardless of air or water cooling. It's just that it'll probably last longer, the cooler you keep it. There are reports of people running Q6600s at 1.6-1.7V for months at a time.
Ok i kinda undastand but how different does that stand with say 45nm? Or i7? I thought 1.36 was intels safe on 45nms and yet some say and use a absolute max of 1.4. As long as a cpu can last 2years thats fine by me. Does that mean that "if" i can cool it and keep it for 2 years i can use a vcore that will proberbly kill ma chip after 2years? If so and its more than 1.4 than i'l proberbly use it then.
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I'd venture to guess that a Q9650 running at 1.4Vcore will probably last two years if you keep it well cooled. But this is a complete wild guess I pulled out of my and your mileage may vary.
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Pro Q6600 say that Q6600 are good up to 1.6 volts. Intel recommends 1.5 but if you got like 60C load with 1.6volts which requires a very good loop then it will be fine for 24/7. Also like will decrease but i bet a person that has a q6600 @ 4.0ghz want the best of the best so will upgrade before it dies.
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