Highest voltage for a 2600k?

hi any know whats the highest SAFE voltage i should push a i7 2600k to for a 24/7 overclock?
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  1. Intel specifies a max voltage of 1.52V, depending on your processor and speed looking for you will most likely use a voltage much less.

    REMEMBER, EVERY PROCESSOR IS DIFFERENT. Your friend's 2600K may hit 4.5ghz at 1.29V but yours may not!
  2. You want to run under 1.4v unless you have a very good custom watercooling loop. For safe day to day operation you are probably OK up to about 1.36-1.38v if you have a good motherboard. As far as I know the chips start degrading due to electromigration quickly at around 1.4v so as much below that as you can keep it is best. Personally I am happy with my 4.5Ghz at 1.32v overclock.
  3. anort3 said:
    You want to run under 1.4v unless you have a very good custom watercooling loop. For safe day to day operation you are probably OK up to about 1.36-1.38v if you have a good motherboard. As far as I know the chips start degrading due to electromigration quickly at around 1.4v so as much below that as you can keep it is best. Personally I am happy with my 4.5Ghz at 1.32v overclock.

    4.7ghz 1.415V :)

    4.5ghz 1.315v

    Air cooled for now!
  4. amuffin said:
    4.7ghz 1.415V :)

    4.5ghz 1.315v

    Air cooled for now!



    1.4v with air cooling is dangerous. Electromigration can kill your chip in as little as a few months. The only way volatge that high is safe is with a custom water loop.
  5. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/automatic-overclock-motherboard-cpu,3048.html


    " We've learned through trial, error, and dead processors that voltage levels beyond 1.45 V at above-ambient temperatures can kill an Intel CPU etched at 32 nm (Sandy Bridge-based parts included) very quickly. Those same processors die a fairly slow death at voltage levels between 1.40 V and 1.45 V (somewhere between weeks and months on our test benches). And we're expecting more than a year of reliable service from the parts we've dutifully kept below 1.40 V. Not all motherboards are perfect however. Voltage instability on a particularly cheap motherboard fried one of our processors when it was set to only1.38 V. Subsequently, you've seen us use 1.35 V for the overclocking tests in older motherboard round-ups, embracing 1.38 V to 1.40 V in more recent pieces covering higher-end platforms. "
  6. :sad: lemme change it back to my 4.5ghz oc.......
  7. I would. Not worth the risk for a 200Mhz difference you won't notice anyway.
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