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 01/17/2006 12:56 PM
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killxswitch
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I have an A64 3200+ that is watercooled, and I would like to know how many volts I can safely give this processor for an extended period of time. I know overvolting will decrease the life expectancy of this CPU, but I tend to upgrade often enough that this isn't much of an issue. This Venice is currently running at 1.5 volts.

Thanks in advance.
 01/17/2006 01:00 PM
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QUOTE(killxswitch @ Jan 17 2006, 12:56 PM)I have an A64 3200+ that is watercooled, and I would like to know how many volts I can safely give this processor for an extended period of time.  I know overvolting will decrease the life expectancy of this CPU, but I tend to upgrade often enough that this isn't much of an issue.  This Venice is currently running at 1.5 volts.

Thanks in advance.
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I personally would not go over 1.55V no matter what cooling system you have. Just because it is water doesn't mean that you can spike the voltage to get it to OC higher, this can still damage the chip, even if the temps are low.

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 01/17/2006 01:09 PM
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QUOTE(bp1019 @ Jan 17 2006, 01:00 PM)I personally would not go over 1.55V no matter what cooling system you have.  Just because it is water doesn't mean that you can spike the voltage to get it to OC higher, this can still damage the chip, even if the temps are low.
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Alright, that is what I was unsure of, thanks. I know the default voltage on these cores is in the 1.35-1.4 range. I was hoping for 1.6, but I guess I'll play it safe and wait for an Opteron for my overclocking dreams to come true.
 01/17/2006 11:30 PM
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1.6 isnt horrible either with water
temps are more important
if you can keep it under 40*C with 1.6v you might be fine

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 01/21/2006 03:07 PM
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I run mine at 1.64V 24/7 @ 2.65 GHz. I have an Athlon 64 3200+.

Check your temps, if you can keep them below 50C and 45C if possible on that watercooling system, then pump up till 1.7V. It won't damage it and life of the processor will be cut by 1/3 so looking around 6 or 7 years of life for that processor.
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