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Hey guys,

Im a complete noob at voltage by the way, 0 experience what so ever. Just thought id get that out in the open lol.

Simple question really, as the thread name suggests. Could any of the more experienced members here tell me how my volts look at present please, im trying to take them all off auto 1 by 1, as i don't like the way my board is jumping from back and forth with the voltage, Thanks alot, much appreciated (very small clock atm, waiting on cooler)

cpu@3.4 -> 1.32v
cpu/NB -> 1.1v
HT@2.1 -> 1.2v
NB@2.1 -> 1.13v
SB -> 1.1v

Any advice would be pure awesomeness btw.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/16/11 at 12:48pm
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i don't like the way my board is jumping from back and forth with the voltage
What exactly do you mean by this?
[AUTO] doesn't cause any jumping, AUTO just has a specific value, and having the voltage set to auto is exactly the same as setting it to that value (which is the CPU default value).

Most importantly, if you have 0 experience with voltages *don't* change them! For some of those components, even a 0.1 difference can cause permanent damage.
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Hey guys,

Im a complete noob at voltage by the way, 0 experience what so ever. Just thought id get that out in the open lol.

Simple question really, as the thread name suggests. Could any of the more experienced members here tell me how my volts look at present please, im trying to take them all off auto 1 by 1, as i don't like the way my board is jumping from back and forth with the voltage, Thanks alot, much appreciated (very small clock atm, waiting on cooler)

cpu@3.4 -> 1.32v
cpu/NB -> 1.1v
HT@2.1 -> 1.2v
NB@2.1 -> 1.13v
SB -> 1.1v

Any advice would be pure awesomeness btw.
For those clocks , voltages are OK.
The only thing is NB@ 2.1 -> 1.13V. That voltage should be auto(chipset voltage) and you have to adjust the CPU/NB volt if you OC your NB(CPU/NB in this case)

Voltage may jump because of Cool-n-Quiet, or LLC. Its normal, dont worry
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Thanks for the replies fellas, and when i changed them i brought them down, btw, not up. And what i meant by the board and auto setting, was the volts seem alot more umm how can i put this, kinda like when you turn spread spectrum off and your cpu frequency seems to level out at a flat rate alot more.

I can leave them on auto no prob, but i figuired they seemed a bit too high when they were on auto, but ofc as i said, my experience is limited to google lol. This is all new equipment btw, just rebuilt old system.

For instance: cpu @ stock 3.2 was at 1.42 volts on auto.., cpu/NB was on 1.3, HT was the same, NB was at ~1.2, and SB the same, i was just wondering if anyone with my setup has a good set of volts that i could leave them on for the moment till i get my cooler, as cpu is only @ 3.4 with the volts brought down from stock, and im idling at 27-30c but this is with the AMD stock fansync, as my old asetek HLC didnt fit properly. Thanks again for the replies +1 much appreciated
Edited by Asmodean - 5/16/11 at 1:52pm
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Thanks for the replies fellas, and when i changed them i brought them down, btw, not up. And what i meant by the board and auto setting, was the volts seem alot more umm how can i put this, kinda like when you turn spread spectrum off and your cpu frequency seems to level out at a flat rate alot more.

I can leave them on auto no prob, but i figuired they seemed a bit too high when they were on auto, but ofc as i said, my experience is limited to google lol. This is all new equipment btw, just rebuilt old system.

For instance: cpu @ stock 3.2 was at 1.42 volts on auto.., cpu/NB was on 1.3, HT was the same, NB was at ~1.2, and SB the same, i was just wondering if anyone with my setup has a good set of volts that i could leave them on for the moment till i get my cooler, as cpu is only @ 3.4 with the volts brought down from stock, and im idling at 27-30c but this is with the AMD stock fansync, as my old asetek HLC didnt fit properly. Thanks again for the replies +1 much appreciated
What you can do is Enable(full calibration) the CPU Load Line Calibration, and drop your cpu voltage even lower. My 955 was stable even @ 1.20V with LLC enabled (for stock speed)
CPU/NB voltage can go lower than 1.10V for stock speed(2000). Rest of them doesn't matter.
CPU & CPU/NB volts are the volts which will raise or drop your cpu temp
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Thanks for the replies fellas, and when i changed them i brought them down, btw, not up. And what i meant by the board and auto setting, was the volts seem alot more umm how can i put this, kinda like when you turn spread spectrum off and your cpu frequency seems to level out at a flat rate alot more.

I can leave them on auto no prob, but i figuired they seemed a bit too high when they were on auto, but ofc as i said, my experience is limited to google lol. This is all new equipment btw, just rebuilt old system.

For instance: cpu @ stock 3.2 was at 1.42 volts on auto.., cpu/NB was on 1.3, HT was the same, NB was at ~1.2, and SB the same, i was just wondering if anyone with my setup has a good set of volts that i could leave them on for the moment till i get my cooler, as cpu is only @ 3.4 with the volts brought down from stock, and im idling at 27-30c but this is with the AMD stock fansync, as my old asetek HLC didnt fit properly. Thanks again for the replies +1 much appreciated
I don't have practical experience with Phenoms, but if you're at stock clocks, AMD CPUs usually go comfortably low.

The CPU/NB can overclock to 2.5Ghz+ at Auto (which should be 1.2 if I'm not mistaken).
HT sees no performance gains from high clock and no stability gains from high volts, so better leave that on auto, and keep it at 2000Mhz.
Any raise in VDDNB, Chipset, SB volts can burn them (i've heard of 3 mobos burned just by 1 step raise in Chipset voltage), any drop can easily cause instability, so better leave those @ auto (should be 1.1 if I'm not mistaken).

If you don't OC the CPU, you can drop the volts substantionaly, mine went from 1.4 idle, 1.35 load, to 1.1875 idle, 1.2 load with no probs

The fluctuations you have are normal, and are caused by Cool&Quiet and LLC.
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Great help guys, thanks again, this voltage business is daunting when your sweating bullets in case you misclick something and fry your newly bought components lol but i was careful, to only bring them down though, as aposed to increasing them, dunno why the hell cpu@ auto is over 1.4v at stock tho lol

i'll bring all but the cpu back to auto again i think, yer scare tactics worked lol.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/16/11 at 2:11pm
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