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post #21 of 28
35idle, 43ish load......

i would like to cool my new gfx though... 45idle, 75load hehe
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My GFX temps were similar so I have just ordered an Arctic Cooling Silencer for it. I am hoping for good temps with this, but most importantly quietness. The one at the moment is deafening.
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Regardless of temperatures, high voltage will always have a negative effect on your CPU. Even a .01 increase may "damage" it. I'm no electrical engineer, but I do know that there is always a risk involved by increasing voltages, reduced lifespans being a main concern. The "safe" range for voltages over stock is 0.0V, but for our purposes it's 15-20% (0.2-0.3V) above stock. Water cooling is mostly used to obtain lower temperatures to try to increase stability, but their is no escaping the negative effects of high voltages. This subject has been discussed to death and this was the general conclusion. You can try and search around the forum, but you will find similar answers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
Regardless of temperatures, high voltage will always have a negative effect on your CPU. Even a .01 increase may "damage" it. I'm no electrical engineer, but I do know that there is always a risk involved by increasing voltages, reduced lifespans being a main concern. The "safe" range for voltages over stock is 0.0V, but for our purposes it's 15-20% (0.2-0.3V) above stock. Water cooling is mostly used to obtain lower temperatures to try to increase stability, but their is no escaping the negative effects of high voltages. This subject has been discussed to death and this was the general conclusion. You can try and search around the forum, but you will find similar answers.
While this is technically true, a small increase in vCore won't really hurt your processor. This is because most modern processors have a lifespan of about 10 years. Do you really expect to be using an AthlonXP 10 years from now? OK, so you raise the voltage to 2 volts and it cuts its lifespan in half. Do you still expect to be using this processor 5 years from now? I would think not. Processors become outdated so quickly that most of us would simply toss a 5-year-old processor whether it works or not.
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While this is technically true, a small increase in vCore won't really hurt your processor. This is because most modern processors have a lifespan of about 10 years. Do you really expect to be using an AthlonXP 10 years from now? OK, so you raise the voltage to 2 volts and it cuts its lifespan in half. Do you still expect to be using this processor 5 years from now? I would think not. Processors become outdated so quickly that most of us would simply toss a 5-year-old processor whether it works or not
I've been overclocking my A XP for about 3 months now. I started overclocking because the processor was not performing fully to my needs. That means I am going to be replacing it soon so I dont have to worry about longevity. I am sure most of the guys on this board don't keep their processers longer then a year or two.
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I'm well aware of the habits of my fellow performance enthusiasts. I never keep a CPU more than 2-3 years either. I was just stating the fact that any increase in voltage does affect CPU longivity. I do not know the exact effects additional voltage has on a CPU die, and I expect neither do most of the members of this forum, unless someone is an engineer of some sort and works with CPUs. Your CPU may last for 2 years or even more despite running 1.8V through it, or you can "kill" it by just running it with 1.6V for a few months. Heck, I ran an Athlon XP 1800+ with 1.9V for 3 years and it never failed. I'm just saying that it's best to keep voltages within a reasonable margin. There are many new users who are new at overclocking that look at threads such as this for answers, so I'm just giving the facts so they can decide for themselves and protect their investment. It's not cool when you burn your $200 CPU because you read somewhere that it was okay to increase the vcore all you want as long as temps. are within range.
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To the person this thread belongs to you can go as high as 1.8vcore with good cooling, and for everyones info the most the life will lose is 3% to 5% of the cpu's life, I have several rigs that have been running for years overclocked and with high vcore.
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Originally Posted by jrabb1920
To the person this thread belongs to you can go as high as 1.8vcore with good cooling, and for everyones info the most the life will lose is 3% to 5% of the cpu's life, I have several rigs that have been running for years overclocked and with high vcore.
cool good to know
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