Hey, I had another thread but this is off topic enough, I thought I was better off just making a new thread.
How much vcore is too much vcore for my E6600? I believe the Intel spec says that it is rated up to 1.3525v, but I've read other pages of people taking their vcore up past 1.5. I'm currently looking at a 367(x9) fsb giving me 3.3 GHz, and my DDR2 800 ram underclocked to 734 mhz for 1:1. It is stable now, for 2 hours (so far) in Prime95 at 1.424v. Is this too high? I don't really want to burn out my cpu.
dont tell me you dont know in todays hardware there is a protection that will shut the pc down before anything goes wrong.even all the speedstep,tm1 and all the clever feature turn off,there is a final protection mechanism that cant be turn off and its therefore you cant burn your cpu!!!if dont believe me google it or ask lupirion.he has experienced it!
All joking aside. I love my system. I have a very stable OC @ 3.2GHz and it's everything I hoped for. But this is the first chip I've ever OC'd and it's become an obsession. The only reason I want to run @ 3.4 is so I can break 12k on 3DMark06. After that, it'll probably stay at 3.0GHz.
......and no, it's not worth $75 (chip cost) to see 12k. I'm already at 11700.
Thats where I'm sitting with my E6600 too, 3.2 GHz. I had it stable at 3.4, but it was WAY warm (70+). I'm happy with the OC, I'm not happy with how high I'm having to keep the voltage though. Does 1.4125 sound high to anyone else? Any lower than that, it crashes. At this voltage its been (and still is) running Prime95 for exactly 4 hours now. Temps are warm (~62), but not terrible. I definitely wouldn't mind cooling them off a little though.