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MSI Z68A-GD65 voltage problem

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When I overclock, I manually set the voltage, since the auto voltages are way too high. However, there exists a voltage discrepancy in the current voltage in bios and the voltage which I set.

If I set the voltage to 1.1v in bios, and I save the settings. The next reboot into bios should show my current voltage as 1.1v, right? Nope, the current voltage it shows is like 1.090v, (.01v less than what I set, usually). The set voltage still says 1.1v. I also get lower voltages in windows 7, but that might be because of vdroop.

But anyways, is this normal for SB boards? Because if it not normal, I'll probably return this board and get another.
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That seems to be normal. In my experience with two different Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 boards and my Z68A-GD65, the BIOS setting never matches the actual output exactly. I don't consider 0.01V to be a very significant amount either.
    
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 Custom Painted MY1996 Gateway 2000 ATX Full Tower Logitech MX518 with Blue MX510 Shell Flexiglow X-Raider with Custom RGB LED Controller 
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