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SB & IB overclocking - there is no single 'stock' voltage

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After fiddling from my old bloomfield and phenom 2 to a sandy bridge e chip, i came to a conclusion that the stock voltage value as i used to know is dead.

i7 920 and p2x4 940 has a single stock voltage. but with the new intel cpu, depending on the multiplier set, the new cpu/board will have different vid which in turns request a different voltage values.

so when somebody says they overclock their sandy/ivy at stock voltage, it is not a single voltage, but it is the voltage your cpu multiplier it is set as.

What do you guys think?
    
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Correct. Stock voltage is what ever the system needs to be stable. I do not think there is really a set voltage for these chips. They are usually really close to the same.

I assume each chip is tested and set with the lowest voltage to keep it stable at stock clocks.

I have 2 gpu's that are the same way. one is stock at 1.013 and the other is 1.068. Both are the same card.
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Actually when people say they overclocked on stock they may not be wrong or lying, sometimes the VID won't change until you go so far, say you will have a set VID for 38-42x then once you hit 43x the VID will change. Each chip will be different but in my experience each VID usually covers a certain range. So it is very possible for someone to hit 4ghz at stock.
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