View Full Version : Will 1.44v Core degrade CPU?

05-11-12, 07:15 AM

I am after a pre-built gaming system and heard good things about Scan.

I'm looking at a few possibles, one of them being this (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/systems/scan_3xs_vengeance_gtx680_z68_oc_system_review/1) (specs below) for £1600 (I know, alot for a gaming rig but ideally would like it to last)

On the comments section at bottom of review page some have warned that a 1.44v Core will degrade a CPU and so the system may not last long term.

Does this argument hold any weight ?


Case : Corsair Obsidian 650D

PSU : Corsair TX 650 Modular

Motherboard : Asus P8Z68-V Gen 3.0

CPU : Intel Core i7 2700K @ 4.7Ghz

Memory : 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance RAM 1600Mhz

GPU : 2GB EVGA GTX 680, 1006Mhz GPU, 1536 Cores, 6000MHz

SSD : 120 GB Corsair Force 3

HDD : 2TB Seagate Barracuda, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache

CPU Cooler : Corsair H80 Hydro Water Cooler

Optical : LG BH10LS38 Blu-ray & DVD, Reader & Writer

Soundcard : Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card & Headphone Amplifier

OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 Operating System

Other : Back Up Software (Optional) Acronis® True Image Home 2012
HDD Backup & Restore Software

05-11-12, 07:21 AM
1.44V is a bit high for 24/7. If you will see degradation or not mainly depends from chip. Some are running fine @~1.45V and some not. More standard 2600/2700K can make 4.5GHz 1.30-1.35V and it's more than enough for games. You may also consider Ivy Bridge that should be able to make ~4.5GHz on air/water but clock to clock is faster than SB.
Good idea will be to get better cooling since you are planning to spend a lot of money anyway.

05-16-12, 10:15 PM
If you get top of the line water cooling then you could pull that off. I would still seriously consider undervolting it though. Especially if you plan on running that voltage all the time.

06-11-12, 02:08 AM
why not go with a 2600 instead of a 2700?