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Can auto cpu voltage fry my components?

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Just wondering does having auto voltage for an OC'd system have an increased risk of frying my cpu? I'm wondering if it will turn the voltage higher then should be
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I'd say yes since you may only need 1.22 volt for x.x ghz, but running that same x.xghz with auto may go up to 1.32.
.1 is .1
.1 not needed.
post #3 of 7
short answer yes

Long answer is that it will move the voltage to what the CPU needs based on the load it has and by how much you have overclocked. Usually at higher overclocks the computer simply will not maintain stability. With mid range though, I do think that it will damage the CPU slowly over time. Faster than a bigger overclock with a set Vcore imo. If you can overclock it and set a Vcore, then I would do it. Better stability, longer life, faster CPU.
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Use manual voltage,

saves power and heat also improves longeivity of cpu
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Yes. My RAM, if left on Auto, gets feed with 1.68v at it's current config. Hell, that's over 0.1v more, and that is a lot.
Plus, some mobos don't know how much to feed the components, so it may under-or over-volt, causing instabilities, shortening lifespan, and generating more heat.
   
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post #6 of 7
Leaving CPU voltage on auto is a crime. Quite a few other voltages should be set manually too.
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My old motherboard that has a Q6600 in it would set the voltage at 1.67 if set to auto. (yes with latest BIOS)
Be careful.
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