What Voltage Should I Use For e5200?

Hey,
I am just asking what voltage is safe for everyday gaming with an e5200?
Currently I am at 4.00Ghz @ 1.425v.
Is this ok?

Cheers
9 answers Last reply
More about what voltage e5200
  1. Lower the voltage one notch and run a stability test (prime95, OCCT, F@H etc...) if it passes, repeat until it loses stability, bump it back up 1 notch and your done.

    Every chip is different and its probably a good idea to find the sweet spot for yours

    Edit: Bad engrish
  2. How long should I test it for?
    I am using OCCT.
  3. ^If you want it 100% stable then do it overnight.

    If you dont care if its a little unstable then do it for 1 hr.
  4. If you have the time, and can't afford any instability I say 24hrs. Though an overnight run would do in most cases.
  5. Well I guess that 4.25v wasn't necessary.
    I've got it at 1.38v just now.

    Thanks
  6. Safe everday gaming = stock speeds
    Safe gaming w/ slight overclock = 2.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz OC
    Gaming w/ moderate overclock = 2.5 GHz to 3.5 GHz OC
    Gaming with a high overclock = 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz OC
    Not entirely safe nor dangerous overclock = 2.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz (this will reduce the lifespan of your cpu though)
  7. It's a 45 nm CPU. Intel's recommendation is for a max of 1.3625 volts.

    But what do they know? :D
  8. I blasted my e5200 with 1.58v at 4ghz and after two 12hrs runs of prime it got somehow "stretched" and now it requires a bit more voltage at lower speeds than it did before i did that 4ghz@1.58v(it used to do 3.6ghz at 1.32v now it needs 1.36)
  9. ehhe, run the intel burn test, 20 loops and maximum settings. Also watch your temps; they say that burn test will go 20C above prime 95.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Gaming Overclocking