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i manually set my vcore in bios to 1.25 volts, but while under load my vcore jumps to 1.34. is there a reason why?

cpu: 960T unlocked to 1600T running at 3.4 ghz (200X17)
mobo: M5A78L-M LX PLUS
ram: 8 gigs ddr3 1333mhz

cool and quiet is on. at idle my vcore is 1.236 800mhz 200X4
post #2 of 6
Is the LLC enabled? Whats the mobo?
post #3 of 6
It's cool n quiet for the downclocking part.

The LLC bumps the vcore up
To keep it stable. It's nothing to be worried about


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post #4 of 6
Perfectly normal (due to AMD's Cool 'n Quiet, as mentioned above). Both those voltages are safe anyway.
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post #5 of 6
might not be a good idea to unlock it with that mobo. it only supports up to 95w TPD. make sure your mosfets are cooled sufficiently.

better to run your chip at 4GHz as a quad.
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post #6 of 6

Downclocking might be due to OCP and not Cool'n'Quiet.  Your motherboard is rated for 95W TDP and NOT 125W TDP as you are running now.  By unlocking, you increase the risk that OCP happens, and you're probably losing more performance than you're gaining.  Back it down; do not pass 95W TDP.  Your motherboard's weak 3+1 phase VRM does not have the capacity, even if cooled, to overclock or unlock this processor in any way.

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