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Why do people want to fry their cpus with high voltages?

I've read that the absolute max for the 32nm i7 chips is 1.4v (or was it 1.5v? Because all the other 32nm are 1.4v), and the VID and stock range is much lower than that.

Yet I'm seeing people overclocking their chips with voltages of 1.5v or higher.
I've seen this on both official "'reviews" on websites as well as people trying to sell their chips...

And I've seen people with Core2s with an absolute max of 1.4v posting screenies of their cpu at 1.6v while trying to sell them...


Note:
The Intel recommended voltage is something like 1.35v or the like.

The absolute max voltage usually .15v+ or so higher and is what I read off of a cpu-voltage guide posted on overclock.net itself...so even overclockers on overclock.net recommends you do not exceed the absolute max when overclocking...
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 1/27/11 at 10:32am
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Because what Intel or AMD "recommend" and what overclockers do is much different. No one would over clock or push their chips if they went by recommendations
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maybe he missed the "the pursuit of performance" part
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Because what Intel or AMD "recommend" and what overclockers do is much different. No one would over clock or push their chips if they went by recommendations
The Intel recommended voltage is something like 1.35v or the like.

The absolute max voltage usually .15v+ or so higher and is what I read off of a cpu-voltage guide posted on overclock.net itself...so even overclockers on overclock.net recommends you do not exceed the absolute max when overclocking...


Edited by Bluescreendeath - 1/27/11 at 10:32am
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The Intel recommended voltage is something like 1.35v or the like.

The absolute max voltage usually .15v+ or so higher and is what I read off of a cpu-voltage guide posted on overclock.net itself...so even overclockers on overclock.net recommends you do not exceed the absolute max when overclocking...

Intel say max safe voltage on 32nm sandy cpu's is 1.52v, Ive been overclocking for years and i havent fried anything yet touch wood, aslong as you aint a dumb ass and take things slowly you will be fine
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post #8 of 18
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Intel say max safe voltage on 32nm sandy cpu's is 1.52v
No, just no.

1.375 is max on 32nm, which means you should probably not exceed 1.45v(though unless you are folding and encoding you don't need anything over 4.2Ghz).
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No, just no.

1.375 is max on 32nm, which means you should probably not exceed 1.45v(though unless you are folding and encoding you don't need anything over 4.2Ghz).
where does it say that?
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Meh, I see people who run their 32nm chips at 1.45V+ and have for years now.
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