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Why is my core voltage always high?

post #1 of 10
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It's been like this ever since i bought it.

Even at stock or without overclocking the voltage is still 1.520

I tried to turn on Cool n Quiet - just goes down randomly to 1.420

The only option in my mobo CMOS to change the core voltage is to switch it to power saving mode and that only lowers it down to 1.4 flat. Which is still way to high..

I know with this voltage the processor is not gonna live long.. Is there a program out there that lowers your voltage?

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what is the setting of Power Options?

Control Panel>Power Options

should be Balanced
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It's on Performance sir.

But i thought those options only affects systems on batteries - like laptops?
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what about that PSU? did you check all your voltages in the BIOS and see if they were stable or all over? I am not familiar with that type of PSU, so its just a guess really.
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by HamsterCrispy View Post
It's on Performance sir.

But i thought those options only affects systems on batteries - like laptops?
try it.
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post #6 of 10
put it on balanced in power managment.
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post #7 of 10
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what about that PSU? did you check all your voltages in the BIOS and see if they were stable or all over? I am not familiar with that type of PSU, so its just a guess really.
I guess the voltages are all pretty stable. I have not experienced any problems really, I just noticed that my core voltage is very high even at stock.
I've used another PSU before and It still gives me these voltages.

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put it on balanced in power managment.
Placed it on Balanced, now it ranges from 1.488 - 1.520. Still high i guess.
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post #8 of 10
sometimes when you overclock to a certain point the chips don't like to throttle down..i.e. fsb over 240-ish..multiplier at upper limits..etc..
 
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post #9 of 10
It is going on auto voltage.
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
sometimes when you overclock to a certain point the chips don't like to throttle down..i.e. fsb over 240-ish..multiplier at upper limits..etc..
But i have noticed this even before i tried to overclock.

Is it because my motherboard is not so good?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ironmaiden View Post
It is going on auto voltage.
Yes i just left it on auto voltage. There are only 3 options in the BIOS.

Power Saving Mode
Auto
+50mv
+100mv

When using power saving mode it just gives me 1.402, so not that much difference. I dont see any settings on the motherboard to deduct voltage
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