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post #1 of 6
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I'm having confusing vcore voltage readings with my new mother board.

Bios HW monitor reads ~1.30
Aida64 reads 1.28-1.29
Intel extreme tuning utility reads that it is set at 1.35.

I have no idea which to believe.

LLC is enabled.
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post #2 of 6
Download cpu-z and run prime and read the load voltage. The difference between what is set in the BIOS and what you get under load is a result of vdroop. Disregard anything else and use either cpu-z or HW Monitor.
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post #3 of 6
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Yeah same as aida64 1.27-1.297 under full load.

It is fully stable though so I guess I shouldn't worry. The last evga mobo was more stable at 1.3v but I didn't get any higher stable OC.
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post #4 of 6
The BIOS monitor is what's set by the BIOS, the AIDA/CPU-Z is what the Vcore is at, and the Intel utility is reporting the VID, which is different than the Vcore.
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What is VID?

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post #6 of 6
It's like a hard-coded voltage that the CPU is told to ask for at a given frequency.

The Vcore is what the actual voltage being supplied is.
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