Originally Posted by pearle
I haven't overclocked the CPU at all yet but I do have the vcore on auto. CPU-Z is reporting a volatage of 1.18 to 1.2 volts. What should I have the vcore set to in the bios instead of auto?
This goes for the thread starter as well, never put your vCore on AUTO. As you increase the FSB it will increase the vCore as well, even if it doesn't NEED it. Use Speedfan or the motherboard program to measure volts as CPUz is not always right.
As to what it should be set on, that depends. I always find the lowest voltage it can take at stock settings before overclocking. For instance, at all stock settings, I left the vCore at AUTO in BIOS and booted the machine. I ran 2 instences of Stress Prime 2004 and PC Probe 2 from ASUS was showing the vCore at 1.28.......just for comparison, I just had it pass a 14 hour period of 2 Stress Prime runs at stock settings at 1.01 volts. obviously, my CPU did not need 1.28v but the board was feeding it to it....and if I had raised my FSB, it would have raised the voltage, just because.
So, as to what you should set your vcore to in BIOS, if you don't feel like spending a week or more finding the baseline voltage, I would set it to 1.15 and see if it's stable, then increase from there.
But defintatly take it off AUTO.......and you don't want to run it over 55c......