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i7 920 4.2ghz @ 1.36v OK?

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So I originally had my cpu at 4.0ghz stable at 1.3v, but wanted to see how much further I could go. Right now i'm at 4.2ghz stable at 1.36v on the cpu, do you think it'll be alright to run up at 1.4 volts? I'm shooting for 4.4ghz stable, but don't want to go over on voltage, or really killing the life of the processor.

Additional info:
-The cpu is under water, with a max load of 62c on the highest core. Currently idling in mid-30's.

-I don't fold or benchmark, so the cpu is never under this type of load 24/7. I do game quite often. According to steam, ive played "35 hours past 2 weeks." This changes pending on school workload and what-not, if anything it's less than that.

-I will enable the c-state and possibly speedstep after I find my stable overclock.

My main question to you is, is it alright to go towards 1.4v on the cpu given my conditions above?
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you are fine till about 90C.
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you are fine till about 90C.
Well there has to be some type of limit to what everyone is comfortable with voltage wise, regardless of what their temps are (assuming they're not out of control)... like in my situation. Right?
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I would say go for it. 4.4Ghz is quite a leap and quite hard to get.
congrats if you can do it
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Guess i'll check it out and see what voltage it takes and check back. Seems like 1.36v isn't a big deal.
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