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Okay so i have the worst luck in the world when it comes to picking motherboards. The one i got (listed below) was CRAZY cheap ($80) and the i5 was on special so i jumped on it. Upgraded from a phenom X4 965 because it's motherboard sucked (couldn't reach 4ghz - it lacked LLC)

so i got my Shinny LGA1155 built done and low and behold, another ****ty motherboard. This one lacks a Vcore setting... yes! you read that right...
Anyways, i put my Multiplier to 40 and its rock stable but these voltages scare me abit. Is it too high? I tried running at 4.2Ghz but then it increases the voltage to 1.34v or something like that so i backed off. Temps are great though. With Turbo and SpeedStep disabled i get 36c idle and 55c load, but the voltage worries me

Is it safe to run this at when it fluctuates like that?

Edit:

Idle: 1.284v to 1.296v
Load: 1.248v
Edited by th3illusiveman - 7/17/11 at 12:52am
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Okay so i have the worst luck in the world when it comes to picking motherboards. The one i got (listed below) was CRAZY cheap ($80) and the i5 was on special so i jumped on it. Upgraded from a phenom X4 965 because it's motherboard sucked (couldn't reach 4ghz - it lacked LLC)

so i got my Shinny LGA1155 built done and low and behold, another ****ty motherboard. This one lacks a Vcore setting... yes! you read that right...
Anyways, i put my Multiplier to 40 and its rock stable but these voltages scare me abit. Is it too high? I tried running at 4.2Ghz but then it increases the voltage to 1.34v or something like that so i backed off. Temps are great though. With Turbo and SpeedStep disabled i get 36c idle and 55c load, but the voltage worries me

Is it safe to run this at when it fluctuates like that?
Voltages definitely aren't too high. It's sad that it seems your board is going to hold you back from an impressive OC on that 2500K. They are absolutely phenomenal chips when paired with a good board, great cooling, and the desire for MORE POWER!
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Voltages definitely aren't too high. It's sad that it seems your board is going to hold you back from an impressive OC on that 2500K. They are absolutely phenomenal chips when paired with a good board, great cooling, and the desire for MORE POWER!
Do you know what setting i can Change to Make LLC not react soo much?

Like limit how much More voltage it puts into the Chip?
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Do you know what setting i can Change to Make LLC not react soo much?

Like limit how much More voltage it puts into the Chip?
Not familiar with that board, as well as not familiar with the new z68 chipset.

I tried searching for reviews or BIOS videos, but came up with nothing.

If I were you, I'd return the board, and do some better research on a board that DOES have vcore options, and has a better ability to unleash that beast of a CPU.
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Not familiar with that board, as well as not familiar with the new z68 chipset.

I tried searching for reviews or BIOS videos, but came up with nothing.

If I were you, I'd return the board, and do some better research on a board that DOES have vcore options, and has a better ability to unleash that beast of a CPU.
Yeah, i tend to skimp on these things lol. (being a student sucks)

Edit: To see a worst case senario i put this thing at a 44 Multiplier and set Dynamic Vcore on [+0.000]..

Strangely enough it won't go above 1.308v and its Chugging away at Prime on 1.248v-1.26v

I'll keep it for afew days and see if i can Tame it, but man is this thing DESTROYING all my phenom Benches.

One is with the Phenom at 4Ghz (Suicide Run) and the 570 at 890Mhz the other is with Sandy at 4Ghz and the 570 at 820Mhz... and it beats my "graphics score" even with a lower overclock.

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