Just wondering what your all day, every day overclock is that you find safe and won't completely cut down your CPU's lifespan.
I'm running my Core i7 940 @ 3.8 Ghz and core voltage at 1.27 with temps idling around 35-40 degrees depending on the room temp. Just curious if just because the temp is nice and low if I can run this all the time.
You max daily OC depends on your CPU, your mobo(bios settings) and cooling system so no two are the same.
Evga X58 SLI + i7 920
My Max is 4.2Ghz for benching(will boot at 4.4Ghz but eventually crashes), 3.8Ghz during the winter months(the office is cold) and 3.6Ghz during the summer months(the office gets real hot).
I don't trust any of the temperatures people post because often the temp is dependent on what software was used to do the monitoring and can be off as much as 5 - 10C. Frankly some of the readings are pretty unbelievable.
I have an i7-930 @3.5GHz (167x21) 1.13v
Asus p6t (not deluxe) mobo and a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Idle temps (core#0): 38-40C
Prime95 max temps (core#0): 61 C
All temps measured with Hardware Monitor (the newest version as of 12/29/2010)