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Old November 22, 2009, 11:05 AM
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1.45 max for me on water
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Old November 22, 2009, 11:09 AM
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1.45V for long term OC is about as high as I would go (on water or air). Even then expect it to die an early death (years instead of decades).

1.5v expect it to die within a couple years (or less).
1.65v expect it to die rather quickly
1.7v whats that smell?!!! :)~
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Maximum safe voltage for i7 chips per Intel's datasheets is 1.5V. Anything above that will considerably reduce the lifespan of the CPU. Anything between stock volts and that will slightly reduce the lifespan of the CPU but not by much (think 15 years instead of 20; it'll be obsolete long before it dies).
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Just did 1.5, 1.65 & 1.70 Nope still same
You did not quite understand my reply. 1.49Vcore is very HIGH. Try to keep it below 1.45V.
Anything above 1.50V will degrade your chip, and will result in a shorter lifespan as the others mentionned.
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I wanna say something to the OP right now, but if I do I think I'll get a warning...

As for his CPU temperatures, don't they seem a bit high for an idling Core i7?
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@ geo i think your onto something if that idle 60 +c oh no that warm too warm for idle hope it doesn't go up much
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As for his CPU temperatures, don't they seem a bit high for an idling Core i7?
Maybe a bit, but he is running at 4.4GHz with 1.5V, so...
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@ geo i think your onto something if that idle 60 +c oh no that warm too warm for idle hope it doesn't go up much
Not sure if comparing apples to oranges here or not, but my i5 @ 4.2ghz with a noctua on it was getting 60 under load. So I would think there is definatly something wrong with those temps. Why not tweak and refine what you have right now ?
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What do you think ?
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Not sure if comparing apples to oranges here or not, but my i5 @ 4.2ghz with a noctua on it was getting 60 under load. So I would think there is definatly something wrong with those temps. Why not tweak and refine what you have right now ?
Correct me if im wrong fairly new to desktops, but isnt a i5 duel not quad like the i7 ?
So thats the reason my little H50 has got to try cool 4 cores not 2
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