So I am currently testing out my new Athlon 635 processor that I got at a screaming price, and am trying to see what it can do. I got it up to 3.3 on stock voltage (1.35v) but I need to bump up the voltage to 1.4v to get anything more than that.
My question -- is 1.4 too much, and, if not, what is? Would like to hear from those with similar CPUs to see what they are running at and what the max. voltages are that are "long term stable" and don't significantly affect the life of the CPU?
Asus M4A79 Deluxe
4GB OCZ reaper 1066 ram
2x4850 in xfire
I would keep it under 1.5v or 1.45v to be on the safe side. (Although I've seen ppl use up to 1.7v lol) You won't affect the life of the cpu as long as your temps are under 65C. Your temps are in the low 40s under load? I would download prime95 and Intelburntest. Linx(intelburntest) is good for quick stressing results and puts the temps higher than any other stressing program.