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Your_friendly_gamer March 25, 2012 01:43 PM

Safe voltages for 2500K at 5.2ghz
 
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Hey guys,

I recently bought this chip, and this is my 5th sandy bridge chip in the alst 6-8 months I would say. I can over clock it really well. At 5.0ghz I can achieve it stable on 5 hour prime at below 1.45v with LLC disabled. I just tried to go higher. I got it stable at 5.2ghz, I am attaching a screen shot but I had to pump in 1.53v. But my highest temps are 72 degrees. Is this safe? I know sandy bridge chips run cool and can handle lots of v core, but I am wondering. I also did various other, but they were all well below 1.4v.

CPU-Z Validator 3.1

For cooling I am using Prolimatech Megha with 2 scythe slip stream 1900 RPM fans in push pull config with IC Diamond 24 thermal paste.

enaberif March 25, 2012 01:48 PM

1.53v is not recommend for daily use. 1.4 to 1.45v is absolute max for 24/7

Mena March 25, 2012 01:51 PM

I cannot help but I must admit that your OC is VERY impressive indeed. I tried 4.7GHz and it keep randomly giving me a BSOD 124 error. I am new to OC'ing so I just let my mobo do it.....4.3GHz with a H100. :(

I think that anything over 1.4 is unsafe and will degrade the CPU will it not?

Adzsask March 25, 2012 01:58 PM

That is fine under water, but keep it under 1.45v on air.

Your_friendly_gamer March 25, 2012 02:01 PM

So 5.0 under 1.45 is safe 24/7 use? I use 4.6 or 4.8 ghz at 1.35 and 1.38v. But for benching I like it higher.

Your_friendly_gamer March 25, 2012 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Adzsask (Post 614618)
That is fine under water, but keep it under 1.45v on air.

Yea, not a big fan water cooling as I change my hardware too often and it would be a pain. Do you happen to know thw safe temps? I always thought and read, anything below 80 degrees for intel is good and anything below 60 for amd is good. Any thoughts man?

Adzsask March 25, 2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Your_friendly_gamer (Post 614624)
Yea, not a big fan water cooling as I change my hardware too often and it would be a pain. Do you happen to know thw safe temps? I always thought and read, anything below 80 degrees for intel is good and anything below 60 for amd is good. Any thoughts man?

I like to keep it below 72C to keep from having to use extra voltage due to the heat, also I change stuff every 3-4 months it seems hahaha and found with my rad mounted externally I can swap out internals faster then using a huge top end air cooler.(used to use a silver arrow)

Your_friendly_gamer March 25, 2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Adzsask (Post 614634)
I like to keep it below 72C to keep from having to use extra voltage due to the heat, also I change stuff every 3-4 months it seems hahaha and found with my rad mounted externally I can swap out internals faster then using a huge top end air cooler.(used to use a silver arrow)

I have never done watercooling and that's the only reason, I have stayed away from LGA 2011 stuff. I need to get a better case, I have a beat up antec 1200. Anyways, I pulled it back to 4.6ghz at 1.35v I never reach 55 degrees, I like my megha!

dandelioneater March 26, 2012 03:47 PM

Might as well just continue with air cooling. The only thing better, short of a custom loop, would be an H100 - but I have always found the pumps on those prefilled systems to be loud and annoying. (Probably why both my H50 and H100 both ended up in the garbage):whistle:

enaberif March 26, 2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by dandelioneater (Post 614922)
Might as well just continue with air cooling. The only thing better, short of a custom loop, would be an H100 - but I have always found the pumps on those prefilled systems to be loud and annoying. (Probably why both my H50 and H100 both ended up in the garbage):whistle:

You have problems if you think a H100 is noisy and garbage!

And even on water I wouldn't run at a chip over 1.45 for day to day use.


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