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I had a 930 that I ran at 4.4ghz, 1.45vcore for long while (about 10 months). After a while it degraded a bit and now is requiring 1.5 to be stable at 4.4ghz. Still run fine tough.

It was running on water, max temps were low 70's.
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My friend was running his 920 @ 4.6Ghz with 1.5v for 6 months without any performance degradation or hardware failure. If this is correct it would indicate that the rumours of damage due to transistor electromigration between 1.4-1.5v may be largely a myth.

On the other hand please don't use me as a reference if you brick your chip, lol. biggrin.gif
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It should be safe if you can keep temps under 75C. Just like Older CPUs where for example Q6600 had a MAX VID 1.35v and can run up to 1.5v no problem same goes with Core i7. They are build like tanks an not like first gen 45nm CPUs.
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