Originally Posted by igrease
So I overclocked my CPU to 4.3Ghz to see what the voltage would be (motherboard wont let me manually set voltage which is retarded). And it goes up to 1.4v. That is pretty damn high for only 4.3Ghz. So I said **** it and went back to default.
What should I do?
My friend had a same problem with his rig, im sure your bord allow you to set voltage with offset mode, you can try it i think.
Once you know what vcore you require under load, using cpu-z you can work out the offset by using the VID. When running your cpu under load to read vcore, you can do the same to read the VID. That can be achieved by running prime with cpu-z and realtemp. The difference between the load voltage in cpu-z and the VID you see in realtemp is the offset amount you're looking for.
For example if your VID is 1.3875 under load and your cpu-z vcore under load is 1.4275, the offset will be a positive amount from the VID, so it'll be +0.040 (1.3875 + 0.040 = 1.4275)
If the VID is 1.3875 and your cpu-z vcore is lower, say 1.3675, the offset will be a negative value of from the VID, which is -0.020 (1.3875 - 0.020 = 1.3675)
Taken from munaim1 guide.