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Ive been reading a lot of things saying that you can go above a certain voltage and your chip will still be fine as long as you have good cooling. Like for example, my i5 650, its recommended that you do not go above 1.4v but as long as i have a good cpu fan and my temps arnt too high, could i go above that?
    
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Voltage always matters.. After a certain point it doesn't matter how much cooling you have because the degradation will take over.
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Voltage always matters.. After a certain point it doesn't matter how much cooling you have because the degradation will take over.
Thats true but if your temps are not too high and you have good cooling wouldn't it slow down the degradation process?
    
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For the 45nm tech, anything at 1.50v and below was unlikely to kill your processor as long as you kept your temps in check. I'm not sure how applicable it is to 32nm.
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For the 45nm tech, anything at 1.50v and below was unlikely to kill your processor as long as you kept your temps in check. I'm not sure how applicable it is to 32nm.
Good point.
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Intel apparently states max voltage for the SB chips is 1.53v.

Seems a bit high to me for 32nm. Personally, I'm not going to go over 1.3v.
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post #7 of 9
if you push too much voltage its going to damage the chip regardless of the temps
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post #8 of 9
Both high heat & voltage will make electromigration increase, which will eventually wear your chip
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From what I have heard from others, most suggest ~1.4 on air and ~1.45 max on water as long as your temps are in check. If that qualifies for a 24/7 load stable environment is a whole different story though.
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