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Phenom II X3 720 BE Voltage?

My Phenom II X3 720 can run I think around 3.4Ghz at 1.4125V (which I think is the max recommended on AMD's product page).

I recently got a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, so cooling is pretty decent. I was curious about trying to overclock near or at 4Ghz and this would require a voltage increase.

With increase in voltages, does this kill the CPU faster, even with decent cooling? If so, should I just keep it at 1.4V and not worry about trying to overclock that much?
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  1. That isn't sufficient amount of cooling to 'save' your CPU life. I wouldn't opt to increasing to voltage anymore, but it's just trail and error.
  2. Best answer
    if you can keep your temp low you can go upto 1.5V on air cooling, according to official AMD guide. However, running out of specs definitely shortens CPU life.
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