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1.256v-1.272v Q8400 @2.80 is volt too high?

post #1 of 21
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Hi guys,

I just auto oc my q8400 from 2.66 to 2.80
it is running around 30* at load
seems to be stable when running programs.

Just wondering, is the volt high?
post #2 of 21
If you can get it up to 3.2ghz and need only around 1.36v then your cpu is doing better then mine. But no thats REALLY good
 
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i think i am around 1.4v when i am at 3.0 i switch back thinking the volt is too high
post #4 of 21
It's too high, I bet you can achieve 3.0Ghz at stock volts.
    
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VID Voltage Range 0.8500V-1.3625V

Sounds like you're on auto voltage, so what are you worried about?
 
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post #6 of 21
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VID Voltage Range 0.8500V-1.3625V

Sounds like you're on auto voltage, so what are you worried about?
It's excessive, certainly, the lower the better.
    
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post #7 of 21
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some one can show me how to do a stock volt at 3.00?
I am interested to see some performance increase
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by fobbie View Post
Hi guys,

I just auto oc my q8400 from 2.66 to 2.80
it is running around 30* at load
seems to be stable when running programs.

Just wondering, is the volt high?

No, that is within the VID range. You're fine.

How did you overclock ? Did you leave it on Auto ? I bet you can get to 2.8 Ghz on stock voltage, just set it to Normal instead of Auto. Some motherboards automatically raise the voltage when you overclock the CPU, but in many cases the added voltage is not necessary.
 
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post #9 of 21
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No, that is within the VID range. You're fine.

How did you overclock ? Did you leave it on Auto ? I bet you can get to 2.8 Ghz on stock voltage, just set it to Normal instead of Auto. Some motherboards automatically raise the voltage when you overclock the CPU, but in many cases the added voltage is not necessary.
yes it is on auto, let me put it in normal and see.
I oc by using bios.
Edited by fobbie - 11/7/11 at 7:23pm
post #10 of 21
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yes it is on auto, let me put it in normal and see.
as i checked, the board doesn't allow me to do normal, but it only let me do auto..well, i will just keep it as it is.
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