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I am currently in the process of overclocking my 2.6C northwood. right now I have it overclocked 30%, at 3.4GHz. I cannot seem to get it past 30%. I kept turning my cpu voltage, ended up at .8500, is that too high? right now i am at about .7500 or .7250, i cant remember. what is the highest voltage i should use? my agp is locked, memory is locked.
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You might be getting a little high, 1.7v is about the highest you wanna go without risk of damage to that northwood.
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If you wish to keep that chip i reccomend bringing that v-core to 1.7v well i would reccomend that as a max voltage for most CPU'S really.
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Hissh. 1.7v and Higher greatly reduce the CPU life time. Months left if keept at those voltage. Not years!
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Hissh. 1.7v and Higher greatly reduce the CPU life time. Months left if keept at those voltage. Not years!


Increased voltage causes increased heat (bad) and most notably increased chance of electron-tunneling, where the electrons bang into the walls of the silicon pipes and dig their way to another pipe (short circuit) or completely rupture the pipe and disconnect it (cutting the wire). It's not like "OmG!1 1.7v will fry your cpu!". More like increased voltage nearly linearly decreases lifetime...but that lifetime is hard to put a finger on...

I hope you mean 1.7; 0.7 isn't enough for *any* cpu around...1.7 is alright with good cooling. Like load temp in the 40s maybe. Nice oc btw.
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