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I left mine on auto since I received a BSOD at 1.3mV and now I am getting 1.36mV (4,5Ghz)when gaming and around 0.98mV when idle, is that safe?
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Junkboy View Post
While I pretty think along the same way as everyone above me my biggest gripe with auto settings have been random spikes, I hate them to the core and try to set as many options to manual that I can.
This.. I just set to 4.5 and call it a day. On manual I was getting a Vcore of 1.36.. I booted the other day and it set it to 1.42 for the same OC. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do it manually now.
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Strange. I also set mine to auto but under full load (Prime95, Intel Burn Test, Folding@Home) my vcore readings are about 1.30v. Multiplier x45, LLC '5'. I'm using an Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 mobo.
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Well I think the normal thing to do is to see how far you can get your cpu to overclock while on auto. Once you reach that limit then you start manually tweaking.
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Mine goes all the way to 4.8 stable on auto, any more than that and I have to start manually tweaking. I leave it at 4.5 because I really have no need for more, it maxes out at 1.306v.
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Mine goes all the way to 4.8 stable on auto, any more than that and I have to start manually tweaking. I leave it at 4.5 because I really have no need for more, it maxes out at 1.306v.
I have mine manually set to 1.27 and 4.5Ghz. The advantage of manual tweaking is lower temps. If the chip is using less power to do the same job, it generates less heat. I can push 50C at 100% load on my 2500k.

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