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Displayed Vcore is COMPLETELY wrong

post #1 of 18
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Ok, so I've asked around on here and a few of my other regularly visited forums a couple times regarding this issue, but nobody has ever been able to find a fix for me.

My issue is this:

Since I installed an Asus DG audio sound card a couple of months ago, my bios, CPU-Z, and any other hardware monitoring program are reading my Vcore COMPLETELY wrong. Its not even close. Have a look at my screen shots below.










As you can see my voltage is being reported anywhere from 0.246 to 0.288 pretty much everywhere. The ONLY place where my correct Vcore is shown, is the field where I manually enter it in at 1.215.

Obviously the displayed Vcore is completely wrong. I wouldn't even be able to boot up at that. In actuality, my overclock (4.2 Ghz @ 1.215 Vcore), has been stable for months.

I know for a 100% fact, that this issue started directly after installing the sound card. After installing it, and booting up to windows, my motherboard software gave me a warning in the bottom right corner of my screen that my Vcore was dangerously low. I had NEVER seen this warning before, and hadn't changed a single setting. To prevent this warning from coming back every few minutes, I uninstalled the software.

Here is what I've tried for fixes:
1. Re-seating the sound card and putting it into a different PCI slot.
2. Resetting Bios to optimized defaults
3. Clearing CMOS
4. Completely removing the sound card
5. Changing the PCI slot of my video card

I know it's not affecting my PC in any negative way, and probably just a silly quirk, but it's still really annoying me. Does ANYONE have any clue what is causing this?

System Specs:
MB: P8Z77-V LX
CPU: i5 3570k @ 4.2 Ghz
GPU: EVGA GTX 670
RAM: Samsung 8 Gb
PSU: Corsair CX 600
Edited by MikeTen587 - 2/21/13 at 3:53pm
post #2 of 18
The only true reading comes from a digital multimeter connected to positive and negative post of the CPU power management system, known as 'Copper Coils in Zink capacitors', or solid state capacitors... There is a thread with pictures that was started the other day. I'll try to link it for you if I find it.

You are correct, most software monitors are not correct, and the BIOS is usually just showing PTT, VTT, Vcore & CPURefV settings.
post #3 of 18
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Understood. But the monitoring software should be A LOT closer than that right? I mean those numbers are so blatantly incorrect it's almost funny.
post #4 of 18
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Understood. But the monitoring software should be A LOT closer than that right? I mean those numbers are so blatantly incorrect it's almost funny.


Almost funny?


I was roflcoptering all over the house when i saw this, i posted it to my friends and said, this guy has a golden chip with platinum casing. It's so blatantly off that it is FUNNY.

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Maybe a bios update could fix it.
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AMD R7 1700 @ 3.95GHz - 1.425V Asus Prime X370 Pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti FE 2000/6000 @ 1.025v 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2933MHz CL16-16-16-35 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
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post #5 of 18
it seems like your sensors are messed up, its really odd that happened straight after you installed the sound card though/ i doubt there is much you can do. have you tried flashing the bios to a more updated version?
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post #6 of 18
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That's pretty much what I've been chalking it up to. Bad Sensors. And as Cannon suggested, I've already flashed the Bios to its most recent version.
post #7 of 18
Did you do a search on the forum here? I would swear someone had this same problem a few months ago, but I can't remember what the solution was.
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Did you do a search on the forum here? I would swear someone had this same problem a few months ago, but I can't remember what the solution was.

I've searched around not only here, but other places too and haven't found anything to fix it. I actually posted almost this same thing a few months ago looking for help, so that could be what you're thinking of.
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I've searched around not only here, but other places too and haven't found anything to fix it. I actually posted almost this same thing a few months ago looking for help, so that could be what you're thinking of.

Yep, that's probably why it sounds so familiar.

I know you removed the sound card, did you also remove all the drivers for it?
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Yes. No luck unfortunately.
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