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What the highest safe volts i should go to with my 3200. I reckon if i got to 1.7v i could get 2.6ghz stable but is that to high and dangerous (i am at 1.65v atm)? Anyone know how much that could lower by cpu's life by?

Also my mobo allows me to change by Ht-Link volts by .1v incriments. What boost will i have if i do this? Is it a gd idea?

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What the highest safe volts i should go to with my 3200. I reckon if i got to 1.7v i could get 2.6ghz stable but is that to high and dangerous (i am at 1.65v atm)? Anyone know how much that could lower by cpu's life by?

Also my mobo allows me to change by Ht-Link volts by .1v incriments. What boost will i have if i do this? Is it a gd idea?

Thx
Fury
I would only recomend going to 1.7V if you ware watercooling, chilling, or phase changing. I would not recomend it at all if you are air cooling. 1.65 is definately getting up there, and I wouldn't think much more would be good for the processor. However if your temps are in check, the only thing that will happen is you will shorten the life of your CPU because you are stressing it so much, so it is really up to you in the end.
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How much on average does it shorten it by?

What about the HT-link volts?
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If you keep the Temp at a reasonable level, (IE: loading 55*c) then yea, i'd sat go for it. You may need watercooling inorder to achieve this, but if you have a nice air cooling set up you could do it.

What are you load temps right now?

what numbers does this ht-link allow?. Whats the min and max?
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MAX Volts should be 1.65 On air. Just make sure you have Reasonable Temps. You can got to 1.7 Perhaps but only with Water cooling.
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44 degrees C load.

My Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler is coming tomorrow and my mates on this cpu and volts dropped to 40 degrees C.

On the Ht-link note all it says is +0.1v etc, no indictation to what it is stock...

1.7v gonna kill my cpu in the end? How long would it have left? A year?
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what is really a safe temp at 100% load though? Does prime95 really give you 100% load. And is there no way to make your cpu work more in day to day running i.e. web browsing, movies music and games, then it doesnt really matter.
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Originally Posted by The Fury
44 degrees C load.

My Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler is coming tomorrow and my mates on this cpu and volts dropped to 40 degrees C.

On the Ht-link note all it says is +0.1v etc, no indictation to what it is stock...

1.7v gonna kill my cpu in the end? How long would it have left? A year?
Its not going to "kill" your CPU, but it will definately shorten the life of it, any voltage inscrease will shorten the life of a CPU. As I said before, if temps are in check then I would leave it up to you. If you plan on only have your CPU for 2 or so years then go for it, because it will last that long at least

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yep, id go for it, those AC Freezers are awesome, i dropped to 40 degrees full load at 1.65vcore and 2.75ghz

its worth giving it a go, also then you may get your ram back to stock speeds.
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