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So I was reading Tom's article on how to get a 4GHz processor for $120. Intrigued I read the whole thing. They were talking about getting an E7200 and OC'ing. Which I agree is a cheap alternative to the E8XXX series, I didn't think you could confidently say 4GHz. When they push it to 3.8 they increase Vcore to 1.4+. I have always thought that the magic number for these things is 1.3625v. Did something change that I'm unaware of?

Here is a link to the Screenshot.

http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/...-3-1-png-.html
 

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They're usually safe up to 1.4v, after that, they seem to catch sudden death syndrome. I would never exceed 1.4v on a 45nm chip unless it's under water, then only up to 1.45v.

You can get a E8600 to 4.5ghz on like 1.3v, with good air cooling.
 

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They're usually safe up to 1.4v, after that, they seem to catch sudden death syndrome. I would never exceed 1.4v on a 45nm chip unless it's under water, then only up to 1.45v.

You can get a E8600 to 4.5ghz on like 1.3v, with good air cooling.

You can get a EO E8400 to 4.0ghz on air easy. And the E8600 takes a bit more work for that 500mhz but yeah, usually you don't get better OCs past 1.3vcore. Without water or some form of liquid cooling.
 

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It's very slightly over 1.4v, it should be ok. We don't like or trust Tom's Hardware reviews here anyway
 

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I agonized over this as well.

In the end the consesus seems to be < 1.4 for longevity of the processor.

My sig rig is 1.39, but 12 hours of Prime95/OCCT (ambient of 25C) never exceeds 50C (hottest core)... but if the ambient raises to 28-30C, then the hottest core hits55C.
 
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