Originally Posted by KBcobra
Intel has always been right about their maximum voltages before. This one is no exception. 1.52v is safe. Remember the 45nm Core 2 quad. They said 1.388v. People pumped 1.45v plus for long periods of time, guess what happened? They degraded.
The maximum VID in the vid range was 1.3625v for the core 2 quad 45nm's. And keeping them below 1.3625v was NOT insurance that they would not degrade, but rather, that the chips would not become non functional. Some people ran them at 4 ghz and 1.3v, and found that they had to raise the vcore a few notches over several weeks/months, because they started crashing. This VID rating has absolutely nothing to do with what is "SAFE" for a CPU, because this actually changes CPU to CPU. Some cpu's degrade at low voltages, and some don't. That's why different CPU's have different default VIDs. The absolute maximum and minimum ratings apply to all, though.