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Hi, Ok so i had my first Dice run the other day and i am just wondering, whats the max sort of safe voltage i can throw at my CPU. I hit 1.7v at 5.2Ghz and was a bit concerned but the i see El_Gappo throwing 1.85v at his OC so i am just wondering, what the max you think a 965 can handle before get ridiculously dangerous.

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If you can keep the temperatures under control you can run at higher voltage.

But the more voltage you push through your CPU the earlier it will die.

I guesstimate that X% voltage increase will reduce your CPU's lifespan by X-2X% of its lifespan.

So if over volt by 10% you'll reduce your CPU's lifespan by 10-20%. I wouldn't throw more than 50% over stock voltage or you risk catastrophic failure.

This isn't concrete but I go by it.

His 1.8v's is still lower than my theoretical limit, which would be 2.1v's for our chips.
Edited by evilferret - 1/17/11 at 10:00pm
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AMD says for extreme cooling 2.0v and the that is the limits on most to all mobo. I would only use up to 1.75v on my DICE runs.
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post #4 of 6
you wont see gains above 1.8V without lower temps
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If you can keep the temperatures under control you can run at higher voltage.

But the more voltage you push through your CPU the earlier it will die.

Lol, one reason I dont by cpu's from people with extreme water cooling or a complete phase changing heavy duty benchmarking rig. You never know what that cpu has been through. Even though I probably wont be keeping it long enough for it to die on me, any cpu I probably keep 5 or 6 months max, it still is something I stay away from. Though I wish I could be the one seeing how much these cpu's have.
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Lol, one reason I dont by cpu's from people with extreme water cooling or a complete phase changing heavy duty benchmarking rig. You never know what that cpu has been through. Even though I probably wont be keeping it long enough for it to die on me, any cpu I probably keep 5 or 6 months max, it still is something I stay away from. Though I wish I could be the one seeing how much these cpu's have.

Same here, I avoid OC'ed chips like the plague. If I want to OC a chip, I want to know I'm breaking in a new chip.

And hey my guesstimate wasn't off.

2.1v theoretically is the point of catastrophic failure so you would have to run under it.

Is there anybody running theirs at 2.0v?
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