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I live in Arizona and it is well over 100F all summer long. To make matters worse Im upstairs and it is hot as hell up here even with AC. Should I slow things down a bit to prevent to much heat on the computer? Right Now Im at about 4.0Ghz coming from 4.5Ghz.


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Whats the temps at 4.5?


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Last time I was downstairs and it was around 38C idle.


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Thats fine. What about load? So long as it doesn't go above 80-90's you'll be fine. If its 60's-70's your perfectly okay


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how much will oc cut back the life of my computer? Downstairs underload it was never above 65C


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Thats fine. Perfectly okay. What CPU is it?


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Intel i5-2500k. However what concerns me is the voltage that is required to power 4.5ghz. My chip requires 1.41-144v for stability. below that it will bsod.


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Ouch. Looks like you didnt get one of the better batches. But yes, 65 at 4.5 is fine


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will that shorten the lifespan a lot


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Nah. I doubt it. These sandy bridges are made for overclocking. Maybe a little shortening (a couple of months) but nothing drastic. Only if you start over volting. Then the lifespan will take a hit


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and overvolting for a sandy bridge I believe is like 1.5v and above


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1.45 is what most recommend as the max before you push it too far. But yes. Damage could occur at 1.5


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Intel i5-2500k. However what concerns me is the voltage that is required to power 4.5ghz. My chip requires 1.41-144v for stability. below that it will bsod.
Is that BIOS voltage or monitored voltage in Windows? Idle or full load voltage?

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Get a small fan, take the side cover off, and blow air over MB. If you are worried about dust, dirt, critters, then cover the side with a small piece of fiberglass window screening material from your local hardware store.

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Bios it I had set in fixed mode at 1.45 and it never exceed that underload.


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