Exactly, which is why i commented on the fact you were saying 1.45v was ok for 45nm.
1.4v would be the absolute max imo. And I have put 1.64v through my 65nm before.
Dont think i havent researched.
Feel free to fry your nice new quad, it doesnt bother me.
I have a E7200 I'm running 1.5v through right now, its been like that for a year over and its fine
By your logic that chip should be dead by now. Also by your logic, you imply running volts higher than what the manufacturer recommends is fatal, within reason, this certainly is not true. Duh, we (or I am at least) a overclocker, I expect to have to run slightly over what manufacturers recommend for 24/7 voltages to get where I want. I just take the necessary precautions to make sure any extra voltage I do have to run through components is adequately compensated for with proper cooling. I won't name names, but you all know who you are posting pics of your systems and having nothing but a teeny tiny HS on your mobos NB and frying the poor thing with volts and not so much as putting a 40mm fan on top of the NB HS :shadedshu
Heres a bit of basic maths for people.
45nm chips: recommended max voltage 1.36v, +10% of maximum recommended operating voltage = 1.49v. That is the MAX a 45nm chip should be subject to, and even then your still restricted by whatever cooling you use. On air, about 1.4v is probably the max you should put through the chip.
Now, one more example.
2x2GB RAM kit: Manufacturer recommends 2v operating voltage, +10% of maximum recommended operating voltage = 2.2v.
Everybody seems to forget that regardless of the hardware, it MUST be designed with a +10% out-of-spec voltage tolerence. This applys for EVERYTHING. CPUs, GPUs, RAM, BGA ICs, etc.