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Guys I want some help here ... frown.gif

I have a problem . Yesterday when playing a game , the stock cooler fan was abnormally noisy , and the game stuttered for bit then I alt+tab’d and looked at RealTemps to find the cores running at 90-95 degrees , and the maximum temps at 102 and 97 ( which caused the stuttering earlier mad.gif ) then I closed the game , to find my temps at 45~ idle ...

At first I thought it was the cooler , then I ran EasyTune to see the voltage 1.3~ when idle , then I just ran a 720P video just to see if it rises and it did ...

1.5~ with a game trailer , I dont want to think about the voltages when running an actual game ... devil.gif

A reboot fixed that , but it got me thinking " I dont want it running auto anymore " .

I ran ET6 and changed the QPI/Vtt Voltage from 1.100 to 1.050 and Dynamic Vcore from 1.312 to 1.275 and clicked set ( I have no idea what those mean LOL , I dont want it high again biggrin.gif ) .

Then I remembered someone on OCN saying OC software are not to be trusted ( although I just want set the voltage ) , so I rebooted and set the above values into bios , F10 +save and the PC did not boot .

After that I removed the CMOS battery and here I am asking for help , what should I do ? which values should I change ?

Edit : And what is minimum voltage for running stock (3.06Ghz) ?
Edited by Perrin - 11/6/11 at 12:59am
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I think you could take the QPI up a bit to some 1.25V, though less may be ok. Core voltage should be high enough.

There's no clear recommended voltage for all CPUs, you just have to try and see. Any way, AUTO settings in the BIOS are bad news if you do any type of overclocking, 1.5V could toast the processor.
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I did not do any overclocking and dont want to ... yet .

Which value should I change in the BIOs ? thats what I am asking for biggrin.gif .

I changed something ( LOL ) in the bios and the PC did not boot and I had to remove the CMOS battery .
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