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So I can hit 5Ghz but it needs 1.536VCore under load. Because my mobo is screwy, that means 1.48 in BIOS, 1.45 Idle, and 1.536 under max load.

How long will it last like that, a year? 2 years? The temps are around 80c running small FFT's on the cores, the overall CPU temp is like 70c.
    
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more like a month.
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Does your CPU idle back down to 1.6Ghz, or is it at 5Ghz 24/7? Also, what kind of use does your CPU typically get? Are you Folding 24/7 or do you primarily surf the web with the occasional hour or two of gameplay?

Questions relating to how long a certain CPU will last are difficult (if not impossible) to answer because nobody really knows. The most anyone can tell you is that running your CPU under high voltage/temperatures will decrease the life of your CPU, but does that mean your CPU life is going from 10 years to 9 years, or from 10 years to 2 years?
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It will last a while, a fairly long time, if your chip doesn't have a fault that is.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Leon777 View Post
It will last a while, a fairly long time, if your chip doesn't have a fault that is.
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Yea, occasional gaming with web browsing. I think I'll just bring it to 4.8Ghz 1.45VCore.
    
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Quote:
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Yea, occasional gaming with web browsing. I think I'll just bring it to 4.8Ghz 1.45VCore.
Occassional gaming and surfing...and your trying to OC it that much?

I would be amazed if you can notice day to day any difference between 4.5 & 5GHz
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Occassional gaming and surfing...and your trying to OC it that much?

I would be amazed if you can notice day to day any difference between 4.5 & 5GHz
I wouldn't, but just for the sake of having 5Ghz.
    
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more like a month.
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