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What is my max safe 24/7 voltage for this 950?

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The chip is stable at 4 ghz on 1.24625 (1.232 w/vdroop) and the cooler is a noctua nh-d14. I don't want to exceed 1.45 volts, but I am aiming for the maximum safe 24/7 overclock. What speed/voltage would be good to shoot for?
    
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I think most people would say 1.35.
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Are you running with HT on? What are your load prime temps? I would say that 1.35 is a safe max 24/7 voltage.
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any speed, any voltage can be safe, but temperature is what really determines where your OC should be...

Anyway, 1.45V is probably the highest you should go on Water, but the NH-d14 can probably also handle this, again your temps in Prime95 will be the determinate.

And with that being said, , you should consider effiecny in your overclock. If you get 4Ghz fully stable with 24hrs of Prime95 on 1.25V, but you need 1.45 for 4.2Ghz it is not exactly efficent.

Finally, however, a lot of people couldn't give a **** about effiency and if this is you then make sure your temps stay under 80c in Prime95 and make sure you run Prime95 for at least 8hours, but preferably 24-36
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Sorry for the late update, but HT is ON.

Also, the TIM is NT-H1.
    
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