Sorry for the poor choice of words. I meant in the sense that he went over the safety voltage limit set by Intel. I'm still a noob, but I thought it is recommended to keep the voltage under 1.45V on a LGA 1156 socket?
Sorry...I have no empathy. If you buy a CPU designed to run at 2.66, if it runs at 2.66 with stability, who can you cry to? You can't go back and scream "defect" when you are running massive amounts of voltage trying to push the hardware. You overclock...you roll the dice. Your CPU frys, you buy another. I really doubt that Intel's safety zone is designed for overclockers in mind. Tell Intel that you ran 1.6v through an I5 and I guarantee the warranty reject button will be hit faster than you can fathom.
Oh I agree, I am just sick of all the "omg Foxconn are t3h ghey" that has been crawling about the interwebs lately
Heh I never blamed foxcon from the getgo, I never blamed lotes either. I think the problem has always lied with the 1156 power scheme.
Technically you can't blame intel from a stock consumer stand point but you can for marketing something as a budget ocing setup.
The real question is going to be if these are so short fused in the extreme ocing department, whats doing to happen to average joes a year from now or even the air/water guys with moderate OC's?
1366 and 920 DO is still the best bang for buck intel setup I will reccomend.
Bottom line it's proven.