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Am I undervolting too much

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July 19, 2012 9:05:24 AM

HI
You know summer is hot and the CPU runs hotter and the fan noisier, So I undervolted my Phenom II 955 and now its running 2.6 GHZ @1.075V
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1- is it possible that it will damage my CPU
2- is there a safe limit for undervolting
3- does overclocking with good temps shorten the life of the processor

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July 19, 2012 9:12:15 AM

Undervolting is never physically harmful. The worst that can happen is BSOD's from the voltage being too low, but that won't damage anything.

And OC'ing will always shorten the lifespan of the component that you're OC'ing somewhat, but a relatively modest OC with good temps usually won't shorten it extensively. That has more to do with the voltage that you need to get to the OC that you want, though. Higher voltage = shorter lifespan.
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July 19, 2012 9:17:09 AM

1. no ...2.
2. yes ... if too low you PC can't boot
3. of course OC is decrease lifetime if extreme ( ex: high vcore used LN = cool ) , and lifetime still same default as long as stock volt.
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July 19, 2012 9:55:00 AM

thanks for the replies but if I overclock with stock voltage will it be harmful
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July 19, 2012 9:56:16 AM

no.... it's safe as long as temperature not over from recomendation
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July 19, 2012 12:04:24 PM

OK Thanks so it's safe but will it decrease the life of the CPU
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July 19, 2012 2:32:00 PM

no ... it same with default lkifetime
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