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What Voltage Should I Use For e5200?

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August 4, 2009 12:00:36 AM

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?


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August 4, 2009 12:18:04 AM

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

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August 4, 2009 3:41:20 AM

How long should I test it for?
I am using OCCT.
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August 4, 2009 3:46:30 AM

^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.
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August 4, 2009 9:27:30 AM

If you have the time, and can't afford any instability I say 24hrs. Though an overnight run would do in most cases.
August 4, 2009 2:17:53 PM

Well I guess that 4.25v wasn't necessary.
I've got it at 1.38v just now.

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August 5, 2009 6:45:17 AM

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)
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August 5, 2009 11:20:50 AM

It's a 45 nm CPU. Intel's recommendation is for a max of 1.3625 volts.

But what do they know? :D 
August 5, 2009 12:15:39 PM

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)
August 10, 2009 6:33:36 PM

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.