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Whats a safe voltage for it...I want one that wont burn out on me after 2 years, or is cooling the only factor in the equation because it has good temps...I think CPU 30 currently, dont know how to check on load
    
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With a BT, it will be fine for many years so long as you keep the full load temp below 50c and you most likely won't need more than a safe 1.5ish volts.
    
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Ah good, how do I check start up temperatures? I would quite like to break the 3.0Ghz barrier though, would that be possible with this cpu or just in my dreams
    
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how do I check start up temperatures?
Do you mean just checking temps? Your startup temp is nowhere near your load temp so the startup temp doesn't matter. If you really want to know, you can go into your BIOS as you bootup and you should be able to check temps there. As for temp monitoring during stress tests, I really like to use Speedfan. You can download it here.
    
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OCCT will quickly load the System up for a MAx CPU temp!
    
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Yup, I use speedfan, max during torture test is 38C, that ok? Can I increase my voltage more to get a better clock?
    
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You could break 3 ghz but I doubt it. you probably will hit 2.6-2.7 on air. Which is still a really good oc.
     
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post #8 of 15
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I no its a good oc, ive currently got 2.7Ghz stable...just want more
    
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Originally Posted by The Duke
With a BT, it will be fine for many years so long as you keep the full load temp below 50c and you most likely won't need more than a safe 1.5ish volts.
    
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Originally Posted by The Duke
1.5ish volts.
What would you describe the max ish then?
    
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