Can anyone answer this?

I just started overclocking and was able to get my 4790k up to 4.9ghz on at least 1.297v (haven't had time to see if I can go lower). I've heard going over 1.3 is bad and I've heard 1.35 is the limit. I've also heard as long as your CPU is cool and stable then you can go even higher. I currently get 30-35c on idle, 50-55c while gaming and 70-73c when under 100% load. I never plan to use anything that puts my CPU at 100% so I'm not really worried about that temp. My question is am I good to exceed 1.3 and/or 1.35?
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  1. Then comes the question, why do you want to obtain even higher overclock since you are not stretching your cpu to heavy load? In general terms temperature kills as soon as the reading is reliable. How do you monitor cpu temps? Keep in mind that the variants are: the capacity of the material, the voltage, the current, and the time.
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  2. Tolis_GR said:
    Then comes the question, why do you want to obtain even higher overclock since you are not stretching your cpu to heavy load? In general terms temperature kills as soon as the reading is reliable. How do you monitor cpu temps? Keep in mind that the variants are: the capacity of the material, the voltage, the current, and the time.


    I overclock mainly for arma 3 and a few other games, it has truly made a big difference. At this point I'm just wanting to see how high I can go and be stable. I monitor my temps with Afterburner, I also use CPU-Z to monitor things.
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  3. Dbeast24 said:
    Tolis_GR said:
    Then comes the question, why do you want to obtain even higher overclock since you are not stretching your cpu to heavy load? In general terms temperature kills as soon as the reading is reliable. How do you monitor cpu temps? Keep in mind that the variants are: the capacity of the material, the voltage, the current, and the time.


    I overclock mainly for arma 3 and a few other games, it has truly made a big difference. At this point I'm just wanting to see how high I can go and be stable. I monitor my temps with Afterburner, I also use CPU-Z to monitor things.


    Nice. Arma 3 multi is quite cpu intensive. It can bring any 4 core down on it;s knees. I would rather use RealTemp for core temperatures. 1.2 V is the standard limit for every processor. Exceeding the limit means you have a good cooling setup and a reliable monitoring software. I would suggest you stick up to 1.25 for future proof
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  4. Max voltages for a 4th gen i series 22nm is 1.3v. (4770k/4790k). Anything close to that, especially 1.297v and electro-migration paired with high current and sufficient heat is going to seriously shorten cpu expected lifespans and can and will slowly start the instability process. Personally, I'd back the OC down and get vcore no more than @ 1.25v tops. The loss in fps today is worth far more than the total loss in fps when the cpu goes belly up next week.
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  5. I got mine (4790K) at 4.6ghz with 1.25v on a z87 gryphon from Asus, more than that and it became unstable for me, do you run a z97 motherboard perhaps? your doing well but at that voltage your going to burn it out in no time I would drop voltage and maybe back off on the overclocking...
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