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Hey guys, here is my current system that I just built. However, I have a few questions about the overclock. I just applied these settings from Asus rep Juan_Jose 4.8 Ghz http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110 and ran 5 passes of Intel burn test on high and passed on high setting. Here are some screenshots. Should I push this CPU more or should I just leave it here for everyday use? Thanks in advance guys!

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Edited by na300zx - 3/26/11 at 2:59pm
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All depends, what are your idle and most importantly load temperatures? If you're nearing 75c, don't push farther because you have to take into account that spring is here and summer is on its way, which is going to bring warmer temperatures.
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Leave it! Unless you are doing ridiculously hidef video or photo editing, you will never need a processor that is over 4.8GHz. Pushing it will only run the risk of making it less stable without any noticeable benefit.
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Pushing it will only run the risk of making it less stable without any noticeable benefit.
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i say push it... push it good
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i say push it... push it good
push it real good?
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Yeah I really want to push it just for curiosity, even though I will never need that much speed. Should I just move the multiplier on each core to 50 to try and reach 5.0 Ghz? I used his settings to the letter, set voltage to 1.415 and it seems to max out at 1.425 in CPU-Z. I just want to say I hit 5 GHz My temps jump 76-79 during the burn test on high. Is it really safe? This was my first build so help a newbie out.
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I really don't like going over 75c. Also like I said, your temps hit 79c now, just imagine when it's summer and it's hot outside and your ambient temperatures increase.

Just leave it.
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Yeah I really want to push it just for curiosity, even though I will never need that much speed. Should I just move the multiplier on each core to 50 to try and reach 5.0 Ghz? I used his settings to the letter, set voltage to 1.415 and it seems to max out at 1.425 in CPU-Z. I just want to say I hit 5 GHz My temps jump 76-79 during the burn test on high. Is it really safe? This was my first build so help a newbie out.
unless your on water, i don't suggest wanging your volts really high. I am at 5Ghz at 1.45v and my temps in Intel burn test max out at 59C. this is on max with 8 threads running. anything >70 would be not so good. I have heard 80C is the max though so for short spurts at those temps... you should be ok
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I really don't like going over 75c. Also like I said, your temps hit 79c now, just imagine when it's summer and it's hot outside and your ambient temperatures increase.

Just leave it.
Yeah I believe ill just leave it alone. Is this a safe voltage for everyday use or am I taking a risk? I figured my temps would be lower given all my fans and the Noctua. I guess air can only get you so far. 5.0 Ghz at 59 C is crazy! Thats know how with water!
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