Ninja Editor SuperMod
- Dec 15, 2005
70c still scares me. And isn't 1.7v dangerously high? Don't you get some kind of voltage migration or something like that that can slowly fry your chip?
Yes. 1.7v on a 65nm Core 2 without some form of water or sub-zero cooling is definitely not a good idea for continuous operation.
Even if I water cool, isn't that still bad? Say I put an uber watercooling system that keeps it at below 50c even at highest 4 core load ... doesn't just the sheer amount of voltage possibly damage the chip?
Yes 1.7V is way too high for any C2D derived CPU. 1.5V is the max recommended voltage for 65nm C2D CPUs and 1.4V max for 45nm C2D CPUs.Yeah, probably. I wouldn't do it under any circumstances to be honest, unless it was a disposable chip.
Luckily SirKronan was on the ball and didn't leave his OC at that voltage.