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I tried searching the forums or running a few google searches to find an answer but couldn't find anything. So I figured I'd just ask you guys.
I'm running a i7 2600k CPU atm at 4.8 GHz with a Corsair h100 for cooling, and temps are fantastic. While running a WII emulator to play my WII games for a few hours, my temps usually stick around 49-55 on two of the cores, will the other two cores run slightly cooler. When running prime 95 torture test for a while, the max temperature is 73, which I hear is a good number considering you'll probably never hit that temp when doing heavy gaming.
Though 4.8 GHz is great, I want to push it more, if for just bragging rights. I'm wondering if I were to up the GHz and begin getting temps of up to 80 (with prime95), how long will the CPU last, do you guys think?
Also, it might help to mention that I needed to set the voltage to 1.5 to get 4.8 GHz stable, or at least that is my experience with my limited knowlege of overclocking. I'll probably have to up the voltage to achieve higher clock speeds.
I was thinking that if my CPU were to last a year to a year and a half, I'd be happy as I'll probably want to after that amount of time any way. So damage done to the processor isn't such a big deal in that regard, as long as its not damaged before a year is up. Any thoughts?