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Is high vcore dangerous without high temps?

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Hi all,
I have just built a new c2d system with a Asus P5B Deluxe, Intel E2160 (with AC freezer 7 pro) etc etc...
I've overclocked the CPU to 3.28GHz (365x9), but it needs 1.6v vcore to be stable for some reason!!! I've looked around and other people have got similar overclocks with this CPU with waaay lower vcore, but o well every CPU is different!
Anyway it idles at 25-30c coretemp, at load goes to 55-60c MAX. Obviously these temps are fine, I would have thought they would have been way higher with so much vcore but they aren't (AC7 pro rocks!). So my question is: is the 1.6v dangerous to the CPU (i know it's better not to go above ~1.5v) even though i have relatively low temps? Keep in mind this will be a 24/7 overclock.
Thanks for the help!
Will
 
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Hi all,
I have just built a new c2d system with a Asus P5B Deluxe, Intel E2160 (with AC freezer 7 pro) etc etc...
I've overclocked the CPU to 3.28GHz (365x9), but it needs 1.6v vcore to be stable for some reason!!! I've looked around and other people have got similar overclocks with this CPU with waaay lower vcore, but o well every CPU is different!
Anyway it idles at 25-30c coretemp, at load goes to 55-60c MAX. Obviously these temps are fine, I would have thought they would have been way higher with so much vcore but they aren't (AC7 pro rocks!). So my question is: is the 1.6v dangerous to the CPU (i know it's better not to go above ~1.5v) even though i have relatively low temps? Keep in mind this will be a 24/7 overclock.
Thanks for the help!
Will
Yeah 24/7....that's a high vcore imo.
 
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I would guess, imo, your temps readings may be low.. BUT, if it is stable you should be good..
dual orthos stable? congrats..
 
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#4
Hi all,
I have just built a new c2d system with a Asus P5B Deluxe, Intel E2160 (with AC freezer 7 pro) etc etc...
I've overclocked the CPU to 3.28GHz (365x9), but it needs 1.6v vcore to be stable for some reason!!! I've looked around and other people have got similar overclocks with this CPU with waaay lower vcore, but o well every CPU is different!
Anyway it idles at 25-30c coretemp, at load goes to 55-60c MAX. Obviously these temps are fine, I would have thought they would have been way higher with so much vcore but they aren't (AC7 pro rocks!). So my question is: is the 1.6v dangerous to the CPU (i know it's better not to go above ~1.5v) even though i have relatively low temps? Keep in mind this will be a 24/7 overclock.
Thanks for the help!
Will
Heat is the killer over time. I think your c2d will be fine for now.
 
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cool thanks for all the help!
 
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i would back it down.

thats prescott volts.

i NEVER trust on board temp sensors. better to be safe than sorry.

just my 0.02$
 

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See Here.
Max voltage 1.5 volts max temp 64 c.

However this PDF shows that Failure temp is around 74.4 c.

So I imagine that 1.6 volts may not be that bad, (Providing temps stay well below max) but is "out of the Normal" range for sure.

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