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I've been out of the loop because I was 2 months without my sig rig due to a dead mobo AND a dead 2600k. Call that luck, huh?

I need an update
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It's only been a few months. There's not really going to be a true verdict for at least a year.
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Well, give me some guidelines then.
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Originally Posted by Cilraaz View Post
It's only been a few months. There's not really going to be a true verdict for at least a year.
Too bad by that time, SB will be old news and all hail the new kings Ivy and BD.
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Well, give me some guidelines then.
1.35v, 1.38v, 1.4v, 1.45v, 1.5v, 1.52v. Pick your poison. There are people who would argue any of these numbers.
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Well, I don't plan to upgrade my CPU for at least another 2 years. This thing could last 5 years easily for gaming.

Ivy Bridge is compatible with LGA 1155, so I can upgrade whenever I want to

Right now I'm worried about my 2600k.
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Go to 1.5-1.52

u can talk to any of the people running these vcores while folding 24.7 to see their opinions on degradation....but it's still too early.

Personally, my max is 1.48, but im not going that high yet so it's pointless.
    
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Intel Data Sheet lists the VID range from 0.250v to 1.520v - http://download.intel.com/design/pro...hts/324641.pdf page 78
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Kick, that's an impressive Vcore for your 2600k.

Do you use Normal Vcore or Offset Vcore?
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Thanks, i used offset since i stopped folding 24/7 for some odd reason =(

had to do negative offset.

Went through weeks with bigadv folding fine.
    
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