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post #4921 of 7108
I am still puzzled at my voltage level. I am down to 1.280v at 4.6Ghz, can this be right? I have 4.6ghz set with X.M.P for easy overclock and forgot I had the following enabled which might be the odd part: VCore Load-line Calibration to 75% and VCore Phase Control to Optimized, but I forgot to set to offset vcore though I set manual voltage to 1.280v. Can someone explain what is really happening here with the voltage, can it be stable that low? Thanks

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Edited by dja2k - 1/13/12 at 1:57am
post #4922 of 7108
It certainly can be, its just not typical. You either have an excellent chip or something isn't reading correctly. Are you opening CPU-Z while you have Prime95 running?

EDIT: Also try Core Temp to double check and look at power usage.
     
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All I see in Core Temp is VID raising from 1.3911v to 1.4061v. And CPU-z keeps a steady 1.280v no matter when I open it up. What else can I check?

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post #4924 of 7108
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All I see in Core Temp is VID raising from 1.3911v to 1.4061v. And CPU-z keeps a steady 1.280v no matter when I open it up. What else can I check?
dja2k

I opened Core Temp and it said 1.366 while CPU-Z and AIDA64 said 1.328, so I just go based on my BIOS settings. I set it to 1.36 and with that Core Temp seems more accurate.
     
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So are you saying that Vcore and VID have to match or be close ?

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So are you saying that Vcore and VID have to match or be close ?
dja2k

I'm thinking Core Temp looks at what you manually set your voltage to in BIOS while Z and AIDA are looking at after all the voltage drop or calibration etc.
     
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post #4927 of 7108
I have set manually 1.280v in BIOS and that is what CPU-Z reads. I am not to familiar with the comparison of VCORE to VID voltages, so don't know what Core Temp is reading actually.

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I have set manually 1.280v in BIOS and that is what CPU-Z reads. I am not to familiar with the comparison of VCORE to VID voltages, so don't know what Core Temp is reading actually.
dja2k

Not too sure on this one, maybe someone more knowledgeable in this area will chime in.
     
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post #4929 of 7108
If I use the 1.350v that it sets when I enable 4.6ghz O.C., I will definitely see the extra heat. That is what lead me to lower the BIOS vcore number. I had started at 1.300v, then went down to 1.290v, then down to where I am at 1.280v. With that, I have shaved a few points off the idle and max temp. Thanks, we'll see what someone else comments on this and maybe I am getting all this wrong.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJesus 
Probably.

"As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices." -Asus' Gene-Z Description Page (and manual) (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_GENEZGEN3/)

So...

Yeah... No idea what could be wrong then. I could try placing it where my gpu is now just to rule out two faulty slots... Will make a fun start to the weekend.


 

For testing purpose;

 

Try to disable the controller such as USB 3.0 that shares the lanes in BIOS to enable PCIe2.0x4_1

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1195949/performance-loss-after-my-new-upgrade

 

 

 

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