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#1 ryan97145

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

Hey guys, todays an exciting day. I just finished building my new gaming pc. I have an i5 2500k that i overclocked to 4.8ghz 1.44Vcore. Its stable and the temps are okay when running prime95. This my first overclock though so i just wanted to know if the increased voltage and clock speed would negatively affect the cpu or other components in any way. Thanks

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Really as long as your temps are OK (70C or so), you really won't notice the shortened lifespan. Are you sure you need 1.44V to get 4.8ghz?

I think max V on those are ~1.5V, so as long as you are below that and the temp is OK, don't worry. And yes, it will shorten the lifespan of the CPU to a certain extent when you increase voltages and temps, it's just the nature of the beast. Thing is, by the time electromigration becomes an issue, you will have moved to a bigger (smaller?) and better CPU.

Main problem I saw on those 1155 setups were problems with the sockets overheating/melting when voltages were increased. Most of the ones that had problems were seriously overvolted though.

Edited by dpunisher, 14 February 2012 - 12:11 PM.

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