Well, to make a long story short... Originally years ago I bought a Asus x58 i7 motherboard on i7 launch day in 2008, used it for years, recently sold it and bought an ivy bridge system. I was very unhappy and traded locally for someone with an x58 system to go back to x58 i7 fun times.
What I ended up with was a EVGA X58 CLASSIFIED 3-WAY SLI system, model E760, and came with a Bloomfield i7-950 D0, and a set of Mushkin DDR3-1066 Blackline Ridgeback ram. It also came already with some Cooler Master stand-up heatpipe cooler thing that supports 2 x 120mm fans, and I was given a free Antec 1200 chassis with the trade.
First day spent nearly 8-9 hours assembling everything, taking all my parts from my ivy bridge (and original i7) out of my Antec 300 chassis and migrating them to the new (much larger) Antec 1200. Second day was general usage at stock.. third day I started overclocking, yesterday was day #4, and so far I have it stable @ 4.168ghz, and this Mushkin ram has really shocked me and running solidly stable at 2086mhz with 11-11-11-1T @ 1.905v.
My point of posting here is I read the first post in this thread and see several people with Bloomfield processors running at 1.4## volts and load temps in the mid-90's C (I'm assuming those are C?). I'm currently at 1.38v and my load temps are at 84C - 85C, so while I do want to overclock to 4.2+, I also do intend to use this as a daily gamer machine for at least the next couple years so.... long-term, is 1.4## volts and mid-90's C going to fry my i7 in less than 5 years? I'm only hoping to get about 5 years out of it, x79 parts should be cheap by then.
Has anyone here used a Bloomfield D0 @ 4.2ghz or more, 1.4v or more, and mid-90's C load temps daily for more than 2 years to say it won't kill it?
<message edited by kithylin on Friday, September 07, 2012 7:44 PM>
EVGA Classified E760 / I7-980x 4.62 Ghz @ 1.554v
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Ridgeback (3 x 4 GB) 2400-C10 @ 2402-C10
1 x Visiontek Overclocked Radeon HD 4890
1 x XFX Normal-clocked Radeon HD 4890
6 x 15k RPM Seagate Cheetah SAS, Raid5 on Dell PERC 5/i
Corsair H110 + 4 x 140mm Yate Loon 140 cfm fans (Push-Pull)
Seasonic Platinum 1000-watt (single rail, 83 amps)