This thread is for the discussion of CPU voltage tolerances, temperatures and anything else that effects the performance and life span of a CPU. I want this thread to be a learning tool as to the facts and experiences of many for the members of TPU. I'll start. Its been stated in other threads that the Phenom II can sustain voltages far beyond the rated max of 1.5v as long as the temperature stays acceptable. I do not subscribe to this theory as chip degradation starts the second you add power. The more power the more degradation no matter what the temperature is.