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I haven't heard of voltage lowering benchmark results before.
I leave the voltage to motherboard to handle (Auto), did notice some interesting results after a BIOS update though. At 3.7 GHz with old BIOS "Auto" resulted in 1.35v setting, which increased to 1.38v under load. However, new BIOS sets it to just 1.32v, which actually decreases under load to 1.28v (according to CPUID). If this is accurate, I am kind of worried about stability... This is a +500 Mhz overclock after all.

My MB defaults this chip to 1.5v so I had to set it manually because that is too high for stock. This chip seems stable at 1.2625 but it was running slow. I played BF3 for an hour and the game crashed, then my windows were changing colors, so I cranked it back up to my fastest setting. biggrin.gif

But, yea, I was just trying to see how low I could get the voltage and be stable; to save energy. I just happen to notice it get faster.
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Did you run Prime95 at that voltage? If this is happening I bet you'd see a lot of errors there smile.gif
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Did you run Prime95 at that voltage? If this is happening I bet you'd see a lot of errors there smile.gif

Actually, yes. I was at that voltage when I adjusted some memory timings and I ran Prime95 to test them. I did get errors, but I assumed it was RAM. I up'd RAM voltage a bit and ran Prime again and it passed. That was before I played BF3.

I'll try P95 tonight for a couple hours at that vcore to be sure.
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post #394 of 1264
Hey guys, got a question for you.
I assumed my computer is stable, which I still believe it is, with my overclock and all, buuuuuuuut;
I have Cool N Quiet on for longevity purposes(some people here said it helps), and I've noticed that if I leave my computer idle for long periods of time, it may hang(totally frozen) until I hard-reset. Is it CnQ messing with my voltages and all?
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I'll try P95 tonight for a couple hours at that vcore to be sure.

Well, I had to run it for over 9 hours till I finally saw an error at 1.28v. I'll bump mine a bit and see how it goes.

Edit: OK, I figured out what was going on with my voltages. It seems the new BIOS disables Load Line Calibration when it's on "Auto". The old BIOS did the opposite. Not sure if it's better to enable LLC or just bump the voltage accordingly myself.
Edited by chadrew - 8/10/12 at 1:48pm
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Hey guys, got a question for you.
I assumed my computer is stable, which I still believe it is, with my overclock and all, buuuuuuuut;
I have Cool N Quiet on for longevity purposes(some people here said it helps), and I've noticed that if I leave my computer idle for long periods of time, it may hang(totally frozen) until I hard-reset. Is it CnQ messing with my voltages and all?


CnQ will also change your memory frequency as it tries to keep the same divider/multiplier. I noticed with my old AM2 CPU that the memory would be 200Mhz at idle and 400Mhz at load, but would sometimes overclock to 500Mhz when CnQ had the CPU in between.

Your RAM may not handle the speed it gets clocked to, and freeze up. Check CPUZ and see if this is happening.
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post #397 of 1264
I always leave CnQ on. Never seen it change my RAM speed ever. Only changes my cpu multiplier and vcore. This is on a 955 c3 4ghz 2.6ghz cpu-nb.
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I'm still running my 955BE C3 in my 2nd rig but only at 3.7ghz right now because I can't find my Mugen 2 cooler. I don't know how I lost something that size but whatever, right? laughingsmiley.gif
I'll have to see if I can round up a decent overclock to show off for validation and join up.

How can you loose a Mugen? huh, i lost my flying x3 460... that thing could clock 3.8ghz under a s1283(gaia) like there was no tomorrow.

everything should be uPdated
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2469225
C3 Revision (Week 1 2010 date code)
955 Black Edition
4100MHz on this validation

3960MHz stable when run as main rig on Crosshair III Formula

I don't have one of the really great overclocking chips, but I still love the little bugger. biggrin.gif
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How can you loose a Mugen? huh, i lost my flying x3 460... that thing could clock 3.8ghz under a s1283(gaia) like there was no tomorrow.
everything should be uPdated
I wasn't added to the club ;-;

but yeah, turning CnQ off seems to have solved the issue. I'll get a new CPU soon anyways, waiting for money to get in so I can go full AM3.
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