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Hi, so, I am trying to figure out what is going on here with my bios settings after a friend pointed it out to me that my vcore settings in my bios are very odd. Here is the picture:

Does anyone have a clue as to why this looks extremely under clocked? The highest setting I can go to is .840 for the vcore. However, in CPUZ, idle, my vcore fluctuates between 1.30-1.40. Under Prime95 stress, same thing. However, Worker #3 always fails. The kicker is, my temps idle sit at 26-28C and go to 45-47C under stress.

I ran before my Q6600 a E6600 c2d with pretty much the same bios settings @ 3.6 for at least 5ish months, just fine, temps all great. And currently playing BF3 with my setup with the Q6600 my FPS on High stick in the 60s and on Medium get to the 80s, without no problems, very flawlessly, I am happy. Just a tad concerned is all for longevity.

So, should I worry here? Why does my vcore have such odd looking settings, I should be able to put it at 1.50vc. Oh and default bios cpu vcore is .402.

I have also not flashed my bios. Thank you for any input.
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the ****?
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That is the amount over the stock voltage, I believe.
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why would there be an "over stock" "stock" voltage? what
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Originally Posted by KraziKarl View Post
why would there be an "over stock" "stock" voltage? what
No, that is the amount of voltage over the stock setting.

ie. 1.2v stock: You set that to .050, it will be 1.25v

Looks to me like he is .565 over stock voltage. Explains why he is at 1.3-1.4 at idle. I'd hate to see what it's at under load.
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No, that is the amount of voltage over the stock setting.

ie. 1.2v stock: You set that to .050, it will be 1.25v

Looks to me like he is .565 over stock voltage. Explains why he is at 1.3 at idle. I'd hate to see what it's at under load.
Inteeerrrrrresting...

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Wait, I just re-read, does the voltage jump up, or stay at 1.3-1.4 under load?
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Wait, I just re-read, does the voltage jump up, or stay at 1.3-1.4 under load?
the voltage, according to CPUZ from what I have monitored, idle or stress, jumps between 1.3-1.4...
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Your stock voltage should be 1.225.

.565 - .402 = .163

1.225 + .163 = 1.388 <-- Current voltage setting.

Don't ask me what your motherboard's reference point is, because I have no flipping idea.
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post #10 of 11
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Your stock voltage should be 1.225.

.565 - .402 = .163

1.225 + .163 = 1.388 <-- Current voltage setting.

Don't ask me what your motherboard's reference point is, because I have no flipping idea.
I really appreciate the help and feedback, thanks bro! I'll mess with it a little more and get the voltage up.

I am guessing, since my voltage is so low, that is why Worker #3 is failing right away?
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