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post #1 of 8
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So i run my 2600k on 5ghz.
one slight problem, if i set my voltage in the bios to 1.49 it overloads it just a bit,
im getting 1.544 readouts on Aida64 as maximum.

here is a screenie of temps \ voltages \ cpu-z
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Edit temps wont seem to go higher then 71~72 on Prime 95 for 30 minutes.
Edit2 : Just got a 1.552 readout on cpu-voltage. on Aida64.
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post #2 of 8
You can go higher than +1.5V in voltage, but then the transistors in your CPU start to break down from such a high voltage.... killing the long-term life of your CPU. There was a good article on OCN about this like 6 months ago, but now i can't find it. Maybe do some digging on the internet, and you can find the article.

I guess it depends on how long you want your CPU to last for. If you plan on keeping for the next 5 or so year, don't go any higher than 1.5V.
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post #3 of 8
if you are on air i suggest you keep your Volts under 1.45 plus why do u need 5ghz for 4.7 will do the same and only requres 1.3volts to 1.35
post #4 of 8
You need to adjust your Load Line Calibration. Change it to Level 2, im guessing its on Level 1?
Also, the AIDA stress test is inaccurate since it overworks the cache and everything else, it is normal that it gives a higher voltage. For a more accurate stress test, run prime95 version 26.6.
Edited by Denim-187 - 12/23/11 at 11:35am
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post #5 of 8
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Hmm, im on water, and i dont plan on keeping it 5 years, i usualy upgrade every 2~3 years.

And yeah im on watercooling, and going to get a larger radiator soon.

My llc is indeed on level 1, i will give it a go on level 2 later on. just going to see what the voltages will grow too when im just gaming, just resettet the meters.
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Don't bother with the Aida64 stress test, it is good but it over-volts too much. What is your Stable 5ghz voltage? or havnt you found that yet?
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vcore voltages can change under different loads. BIOS and CPUz are the best way to check them on pc. the actual best way to get an acurate reading with a $10 digital multimeter. one way to test isto put the negative probe in a molex connector where the black wires are (either one of the 2 are fine), then poke around chokes and mosfets with the positive. It doesnt matter if its +/-, if its negative just nothing will show up on the screen. Just be carefull not to touch two points at the same time (bridge) with the DMM probe. It will short circuit it if you do that.

really you should down clock it to say 4.7GHz as a 300MHz drop isnt much performance wise. you could try and reseat your cpu cooler, see if that helps. but your temps look fine in the scrreen shot, just your vcore is high, above 80 C is getting into danger zone, 90 C is reallt in the danger zone. i have neard people running chips at 1.5V with no problem s with tempretuers low, you might be OK in the end thumb.gif

i voted yeah but have a maybe, do a full say 6-9 hours of stress testing and see if your OC is stable first. im pretty sure you will get BSODs tho. do that first. but really as i said you should knock your OC down 200 -300MHz, it will lower your vcore and such a drop you wont notice in the game smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 12/23/11 at 11:44am
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post

Don't bother with the Aida64 stress test, it is good but it over-volts too much. What is your Stable 5ghz voltage? or havnt you found that yet?

Not using aida to stress, im using prime for that,
aida gives me a much better look on the max vcore tho, better then hwmon or cpu-z
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

vcore voltages can change under different loads. BIOS and CPUz are the best way to check them on pc. the actual best way to get an acurate reading with a $10 digital multimeter. one way to test isto put the negative probe in a molex connector where the black wires are (either one of the 2 are fine), then poke around chokes and mosfets with the positive. It doesnt matter if its +/-, if its negative just nothing will show up on the screen. Just be carefull not to touch two points at the same time (bridge) with the DMM probe. It will short circuit it if you do that.
really you should down clock it to say 4.7GHz as a 300MHz drop isnt much performance wise. you could try and reseat your cpu cooler, see if that helps. but your temps look fine in the scrreen shot, just your vcore is high, above 80 C is getting into danger zone, 90 C is reallt in the danger zone. i have neard people running chips at 1.5V with no problem s with tempretuers low, you might be OK in the end thumb.gif
i voted yeah but have a maybe, do a full say 6-9 hours of stress testing and see if your OC is stable first. im pretty sure you will get BSODs tho. do that first. but really as i said you should knock your OC down 200 -300MHz, it will lower your vcore and such a drop you wont notice in the game smile.gif

Yeah i think ill reset it to 4.7 @ 1.45vcore. and use 5 for benching or stuff. ill try it when i get me new radiator and see if the temps will be even better.
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