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I7 960 3.2 ghz Voltage Question

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I have a I7 960 3.2ghz processor in my Dell Alienware pc and when running CPUZ it showes the core voltage from 1.248 and jumps around to 0.936.Is this normal.Plus the pc shut down a few times and here is the error message.Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA80161D2038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1 Does anyone know what this means.Plus the core voltage jumping around from 1.248 down to 0.936 volts.Any body have any info on this plus the shutdown error codes.Thanks..
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When the computer is not under much stress, C1E/Speedstep kick in and undervolt the processor and downclock the frequency. That is why you are seeing a lower voltage. If your BIOS gives you the options, you could disable C1E and Speedstep to force the processor to run at full frequency/voltage all the time if you so desire. Bluescreens can be caused by many things and that error code doesn't really say much. You would need to analyze the dump file in C:\Windows\Minidump with WinDBG to better find a cause. Memory is a common cause of bluescreens, try running memtest86+
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Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
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Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
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