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Updated BIOS now 2600k at 1.464v at stock?

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Just got done updating BIOS on ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z GEN3 z68 to see it it would solve another problem i had which it did but i noticed my voltages on my CPU are at 1.464. I haven't even attempted a overclock yet just got the processor couple days ago. Any clue to whats happening?

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Yes, your motherboard is set to overclock your CPU with a manual voltage setting.

You need to clear the CMOS. Read the motherboard instructions for your specific model, but usually you'll need to remove the battery, hold the power button for 30 seconds and perhaps place a jumper on CMS_RST for ~30 minutes.

In most cases removing the battery and holding the power button is enough.

Edit: You can also try to load optimized defaults in the BIOS setting. If that works, it'll save you a lot of time. Or if you are more experienced, you can disable the overclock in the BIOS yourself.
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Yes, your motherboard is set to overclock your CPU with a manual voltage setting.
You need to clear the CMOS. Read the motherboard instructions for your specific model, but usually you'll need to remove the battery, hold the power button for 30 seconds and perhaps place a jumper on CMS_RST for ~30 minutes.
In most cases removing the battery and holding the power button is enough.
Edit: You can also try to load optimized defaults in the BIOS setting. If that works, it'll save you a lot of time. Or if you are more experienced, you can disable the overclock in the BIOS yourself.

Cleared CMOS booted up into BIOS voltages went back to normal... But when booting into windows it seems the voltages went back up to 1.464v
    
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Perhaps you have some OC software installed under Windows (some ASUS branded tool that defaults to ~1.464v)? Makes sense as the BIOS reported fine, but Windows then tuned the voltage again.
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Perhaps you have some OC software installed under Windows (some ASUS branded tool that defaults to ~1.464v)? Makes sense as the BIOS reported fine, but Windows then tuned the voltage again.

Figured out it was my XMP memory profile causing the voltages to go up....
    
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