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just wondered if anybody has killed one yet and what kind of voltage you pushed thru it so maybe others wont make the same mistakes.
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None that ive heard of...
Im only pushing about 1.4v for mine. I dont feel the need to hit the 5gig mark. I have but didnt need the worry.
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It would take some serious overclocking and disregard for their voltage and heat to fry one of these. I think the rule of thumb I've seen around is to not exceed 85 degrees Celsius. But people have been hitting 5Ghz and staying well below that temp.
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Im only hitting about 50-53c load temps at 4.6
watercooling a SB chip is nuts.
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after the chipset issue put a lot of people off i dont think many will of died yet anyway but now everybody is buying them again im sure its only a matter of time before we can get some solid data on them.

i was talking with a guy on fb who had a 2600k die on him, he had only gave it 1.49v and he said it never hit 60c but maybe that was just a duff chip and its death was unrelated to his overclocking. i cant see 1.5v killing them otherwise we would of seen a few more dead than just this 1 im sure.
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post #6 of 7
Nop. I've been feeding 1.43v to 1.45v to this 2500k for almost 2 months, stable errday, 74c load. But only time will tell!

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Sure you can set up a SB OC at 5 ghz 1.45V with 74c load. But the reports are that if you fold or keep running at max speed for a long stretch of time it degrades the CPU. To me that is not a safe overclock. These CPUs die a slower death when overclocked to far, but it is a death just the same and not proven safe by a long shot.
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