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Safe 24/7 oc voltage 3770k

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February 13, 2013 2:49:17 PM

Hello. I managed to OC my 3770k to 4.6 ghz at 1.330 vcore. Is it safe to constantly run the cpu at fixed 1.330 volts. I want the cpu to last for a good while. Temps dont go over 75 under an h100i cooler using intel burn in test. Any advice would be appreciated.

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February 13, 2013 2:51:38 PM


Your current temps and voltage are ok, I usually recommend a max safe temp of 75C and a max safe voltage of 1.35V.
February 13, 2013 2:57:01 PM

So its okay to constantly run the cpu at 1.350 even not under load 24/7??? sorry for the noob question. I tryied using ofset voltages but it auto the voltage to 1.370+ i see it spike up to 1.5 even monitoring with aida 64. but if i lock it at 1.330 it stays at 1.330 stable. thanks
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February 13, 2013 3:33:21 PM

Yep <1.35V will be fine for 24/7 use (idle or load).
February 13, 2013 3:40:36 PM

Will that dramaticly kill the cpu life or will the 1.35 last for a while. thanks alot. This is my first rig.

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February 13, 2013 3:48:01 PM

It should last a long time, I would make an educated guess (based on what other people have reported to be safe and unsafe and the rate of degradation) of at least 3 years before you may have to start upping the voltage or lowering the overclock to re-gain stability.
February 13, 2013 3:52:42 PM

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