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What's a good 24/7 voltage for a 3570k?

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November 2, 2013 3:34:45 PM

I'm overclocking right now and running stable at 4.4GHz with prime95 running. CPU-Z says I'm at about core 1.312v for my voltage and I'm maxing 75C for my hottest core temp. My main question/concern is whether 1.3v is safe to run for 24/7 if I want to get at least 3 years out of my CPU in terms of lifespan. Also, are these considered good temps and how long should I run prime95 before I can feel secure that my OC is stable?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
This guy in the video says that you shouldn't go over 1.2v for a 24/7 OC but I don't take my info from one source alone. I like more points of views and opinions. So ya, I'm calling on the OC masters and i5 3570K owners out there :X Please and thankyou in advance.

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November 3, 2013 3:21:55 AM

I'd recommend around 1.2V for 24/7 too. Having 1.3V at full load is no problem whatsoever, when your CPU is at 0-60% load a Vcore of 1V-1.2V should be just fine. As far as I can see you have a succesful OC
Running Prime95 for about 2 hours will give you an idea if your OC is stable.
75C is a fine temp to run at, no issue there.


Hope I helped,

Gecko
November 4, 2013 3:19:17 AM

ScopeThaGecko said:
I'd recommend around 1.2V for 24/7 too. Having 1.3V at full load is no problem whatsoever, when your CPU is at 0-60% load a Vcore of 1V-1.2V should be just fine. As far as I can see you have a succesful OC
Running Prime95 for about 2 hours will give you an idea if your OC is stable.
75C is a fine temp to run at, no issue there.


Hope I helped,

Gecko

So if I have to offset upward to achieve a stable OC and it maxes on prime at 1.315v that's ok? What's the max voltage you'd say is ok and what kind of lifespan can I expect with a 1.3v max? I game a lot and my CPU says "100% usage" on task manager, so I assume it's at 1.3v when I game?
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November 4, 2013 4:17:39 AM

Palidion said:
ScopeThaGecko said:
I'd recommend around 1.2V for 24/7 too. Having 1.3V at full load is no problem whatsoever, when your CPU is at 0-60% load a Vcore of 1V-1.2V should be just fine. As far as I can see you have a succesful OC
Running Prime95 for about 2 hours will give you an idea if your OC is stable.
75C is a fine temp to run at, no issue there.


Hope I helped,

Gecko

So if I have to offset upward to achieve a stable OC and it maxes on prime at 1.315v that's ok? What's the max voltage you'd say is ok and what kind of lifespan can I expect with a 1.3v max? I game a lot and my CPU says "100% usage" on task manager, so I assume it's at 1.3v when I game?


Your cpu is running just great, no problem. I can expect a good life span. Keep your cpu running just like this
November 4, 2013 4:42:27 AM

ScopeThaGecko said:
Palidion said:
ScopeThaGecko said:
I'd recommend around 1.2V for 24/7 too. Having 1.3V at full load is no problem whatsoever, when your CPU is at 0-60% load a Vcore of 1V-1.2V should be just fine. As far as I can see you have a succesful OC
Running Prime95 for about 2 hours will give you an idea if your OC is stable.
75C is a fine temp to run at, no issue there.


Hope I helped,

Gecko

So if I have to offset upward to achieve a stable OC and it maxes on prime at 1.315v that's ok? What's the max voltage you'd say is ok and what kind of lifespan can I expect with a 1.3v max? I game a lot and my CPU says "100% usage" on task manager, so I assume it's at 1.3v when I game?


Your cpu is running just great, no problem. I can expect a good life span. Keep your cpu running just like this

Good life span = 1 year? 5 years? A week? O.o and so if I have the processor working at 1.3v whenever I game (80% of the time when I'm using my computer) that's an ok 24/7 voltage? Why does the guy in the video say over 1.2v is bad and what are my chances of burning out a core going beyond 1.2v?

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November 4, 2013 11:16:51 AM
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Palidion said:
ScopeThaGecko said:
Palidion said:
ScopeThaGecko said:
I'd recommend around 1.2V for 24/7 too. Having 1.3V at full load is no problem whatsoever, when your CPU is at 0-60% load a Vcore of 1V-1.2V should be just fine. As far as I can see you have a succesful OC
Running Prime95 for about 2 hours will give you an idea if your OC is stable.
75C is a fine temp to run at, no issue there.


Hope I helped,

Gecko

So if I have to offset upward to achieve a stable OC and it maxes on prime at 1.315v that's ok? What's the max voltage you'd say is ok and what kind of lifespan can I expect with a 1.3v max? I game a lot and my CPU says "100% usage" on task manager, so I assume it's at 1.3v when I game?


Your cpu is running just great, no problem. I can expect a good life span. Keep your cpu running just like this

Good life span = 1 year? 5 years? A week? O.o and so if I have the processor working at 1.3v whenever I game (80% of the time when I'm using my computer) that's an ok 24/7 voltage? Why does the guy in the video say over 1.2v is bad and what are my chances of burning out a core going beyond 1.2v?


youy will be able to squeze a few years out of that cpu. i guess around 2-3. 1.3V is just fine under load if you have it loaded a lot. 1.2V is an absolute max when not under load so i guess he meant that.

you my friend are just fine
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November 4, 2013 2:46:44 PM

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