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    3930K OC Lifespan

    Heya,

    I have had a 3930K (C1 revision..intel wouldnt give me a C2) since 2011.

    Rampage IV extreme
    2x SLI GTX 770 (4GB) cards. Got these a few months ago.

    It ran for a while (about 8 months to a year) at stock then finally I OC'd it to 4.5 GHz.
    I never had any luck with offset voltage after weeks of testing I decided to old school manual it and got it stable at 1.36 volts.
    I feel like I dont have the magical golden chip lol..

    Anyways I have decent liqued cooling via an XSPC Raystorm cooler and the CPU runs in the mid 40's while gaming.

    I am trying to hold out for skylake in 2015 or even skylake -E in 2016....

    Think this chip will last till then?

    I run the PC about 8 - 12 hours a day. I dont run it at night or while Im working during the day so its not 24/7.

    One more question.

    I know with gaming its more GPU then CPU but what about streaming and using programs like open broadcaster? Will a CPU overclock help or is it just based on threads.

    Was thinking if lifespan could be an issue I may take it back to stock for a bit to increase its life.
    Last edited by jpsgaming; 10-29-2014 at 05:26 PM.

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    hi, I think 1.36 is not that bad... also I got this link
    in my bookmarks, good read

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...C2-Degradation

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    1.36v should be fine. I ran my 3930k at 1.41v and their was very minor degradation after 2 years. Was only used for gaming though so not on 24/7.


    Charles

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    Thats a great cpu I've had mine running in a rampage 4 formula board at 4.6 since it's release with no issues, everything is also under water..
    Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
    NZXT X62 | Acer XB270HU | EVGA 1080 ti FTW3

    Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
    Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20

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    It certainly is a great CPU. I never bothered updating it to a 4930k. And it took a while to convince myself to update to the 5930k that I have now. I hope it's as good as the 3930k was.


    Charles
    | 5930k at 4.4 Ghz | Rampage 5 Extreme | Corsair 4 x 4 GB 2666 Mhz | GTX 980 x 2 in SLI |
    | 512 GB SSD x 2 in Raid 0 | Corsair 1000 Watt PSU | Corsair 900D Case | 90 Inch DLP Projector |
    | Custom Water. 1 x 360 Rad, 1 x 420 Rad. CPU + 2 GPU's Water cooled |

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