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I have used Load Line Calibration on all my overclocks and have never had a chip die on me.

LLC has detractors and adherents. You could probably count me in the "adherent" sect.
Voltage spikes really won't kill a chip instantly, it more or less shortens the life of the chip.
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Thanks for explaining vdroop . Currently @ 30 mins in and vcore is at 1.456 how does that sound? Too much for current speed? Well... I'm not sure if it is stable yet, hopefully it is.
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Thanks for explaining vdroop . Currently @ 30 mins in and vcore is at 1.456 how does that sound? Too much for current speed? Well... I'm not sure if it is stable yet, hopefully it is.
I personally have no experience with the SB chips and do not know their voltage threshold, but as a general rule as long as your temps are within a good range, you are not way above the recommended voltage and you are not seeing high voltage spikes or drops you should be fine.
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Voltage spikes really won't kill a chip instantly, it more or less shortens the life of the chip.
Traditional response: By how much? How many overclockers keep a chip for more than two years? You can go on forever with this debate. It's a whatever conclusion you arrive at is yours sort of thing...
Edited by alancsalt - 4/23/11 at 8:23pm
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Ah, well I read never go past 1.5 for 24/7 so I'm guessing I'm good. Core 2&3 were in the 74 range, then I turned on my AC and it went down to 69c. The rest are mid 60s.
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Traditional response: By how much? How many overclockers keep a chip for more than two years? You can go on forever with this debate. It's a whatever conclusion you arrive at is yours sort of thing...
I personally have never kept the same chip for over two years, but it is just something to think about really.
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Ah, well I read never go past 1.5 for 24/7 so I'm guessing I'm good. Core 2&3 were in the 74 range, then I turned on my AC and it went down to 69c. The rest are mid 60s.
I assume that's stress testing temps, and they are higher than under normal ops anyway.
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Also I don't know if you tried this, but you may want to go back to 1.4V with a low Vdroop and see if you can run with out the 124 errors because those errors may have just been because of underload Vdroop voltage drops.

And it could save you a bit on the temps.
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Also I don't know if you tried this, but you may want to go back to 1.4V with a low Vdroop and see if you can run with out the 124 errors because those errors may have just been because of underload Vdroop voltage drops.

And it could save you a bit on the temps.
For sure, I'll try that after this test fails or reaches a few hrs.
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Bump, updated OP with new info.
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