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Old March 25, 2012, 12:43 PM
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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.

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Old March 25, 2012, 12:48 PM
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1.53v is not recommend for daily use. 1.4 to 1.45v is absolute max for 24/7
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Old March 25, 2012, 12:51 PM
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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?
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That is fine under water, but keep it under 1.45v on air.
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Old March 25, 2012, 01:01 PM
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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.
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Old March 25, 2012, 01:04 PM
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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?
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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)
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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!
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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)
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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)
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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