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July 1, 2012 7:04:16 AM

Hey guys
So about a year ago i purchased an i7 2600k. I ran the CPU at stock voltage and clock until about 2 months ago when i finally invested in a good custom water-cooling system. I have recently been playing around with my OC and got it stable @ 4.5GHz with the Vcore set to 1.385 V. My temps at this setting idle around 36C and never go over 48C on full load. I want to push the CPU further but i have been kind of a baby with it since i'm scared of the recommended 1.4V limit. I want to get the 2600k to 5Ghz and i would be happy with that. I know i can keep it cool at that clock i am just worried about it degrading on me over time at a voltage over 1.4. Is it really the limit at 1.4 or can i go higher without causing any damage to my cpu? Any help would be greatly appreciated :) 
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July 1, 2012 10:23:24 AM

Unless your very rich, it would not bother pushing it any further than 1.4v. Core i7's are fast at stock already, and @4.5GHz they'll be happily tearing past anythin you throw at them !!
Question u gotta ask urself is, do you REALLY need to push it that far??? Is it actually worth the risk?!!
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July 1, 2012 10:34:41 AM

At this voltage CPU this CPU will die sooner then later. 4.5 ghz is blazing fast. If you want to overclock it to 5 ghz just for fun then go do it, but start saving money for new CPU. If you want more performane, which I guess is not a case, you should invest in 6 core intel cpu, going from 4.5 to 5 ghz won't bring a lot of performance gain...
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July 1, 2012 3:49:12 PM

Thanks guys. Unfortunately, i am not rich so i'll keep it at 4.5 :) 
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July 1, 2012 4:14:22 PM

Smart choice. Cheers :) 
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July 8, 2012 12:28:27 AM

Best answer selected by dje1337.
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July 8, 2012 12:29:26 AM

Anything past 1.4V can cause electromigration (well, faster electromigration).

I can push 1.4V and 4.8ghz on my 2600K, but I usually run it at 4.5ghz with 1.31V.
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