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overclocking my old i7 3970x in a safe way?

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I want to start using my old i7 3970x system parts again on my hdtv because pandemic shortages and all that and to be honest it still plays new games good.
 
, I took off it liquid cooler parts to use on the newer cpu because I found a free air cooler for it with a sucky fan that I will replacing and using better paste I kept it at 4.3ghz for a long time. I decided to bump it up to 4.5ghz
 
I also want to underclock it to preserve it’s life span longer reduce heat so I have been using bios “offset mode” of 0.040 it seems stable I ran 3 runs of lin x and some prime 95 it passed with out errors
 
so I get this max voltage 1.320 that is under the max spec of intel spec of 1.35 ( am I measure this correctly because some list only 3 numbers and others do 4 when they measure voltage)
 
is this long term safe? If I am understanding these offset mode instruction correctly I just lowered it voltage and over clocked it more. It was in manual mode and was set to a constant 1.350 now it drops below that when idle.
 
 
 

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?2162-Overclocking-Using-Offset-Mode-for-CPU-Core-Voltage
 
it hits 85 to 86 in only the most intense workloads like this if I crank the fans up it starts dropping fast but it is loud so I dont keep it that high.
 
Also i am testing during a major weather heat wave and the AC is cranked up but i think it still might be hot in here..

 

 

 


 

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what do people think i should do with it?

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What cooler are you using?

 

There should be no need to underclock it really I mean people run this thing at stock clocks on a hyper 212 under 80c and it is mostly fine. If it's a really cruddy cooler just invest a bit of money into a new one (I mean you can get a scythe fuma 2 for 60$ and it is one of the best coolers on the market not that you have to spend that much but just as an example).

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