Hey guys. I popped an OEM X4 980 BE from Newegg in my ASUS M4A79T Deluxe yesterday and the stock voltage (everything on auto, C&Q disabled) was between 1.425 and 1.44. It ran cool enough - idled at 30C, played Skyrim for a few hours and it ranged from 43-48C. Today I bumped the multiplier up to 20, again with everything on auto and the voltage jumped to 1.525 to 1.537. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've read a number of reviews and none of them showed voltages like that - even with OC'd over 4.0 Ghz. I haven't stressed it yet - its idling at 33 to 34C. I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with that much voltage even if it is stable. That's got to eat a lot of power. Did I just lose the binning lottery?
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3/21/12 at 10:54am