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post #1 of 15
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I just built a new C2D rig and was wondering if my voltages are too low for both ram and CPU. Right now, my v-core is 1.136v in bios, AI booster, and CPU-Z. My cpu is overclocked to 2.7 on stock cooling and idles at 26C. I also have 1gb Gskill pc6400 ram cas-4, the black one with silver G-Skill emblem on it. It is overclocked to pc8500 and is running at 1.8 volts (AI booster). Stock is 2-2.1v I think. I ran 2 Prime95 for three hours and played BF2142 for about 3 hours and the system is completely stable. Are those voltages too low?

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post #2 of 15
If it is stable than the low voltages are just fine.
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post #3 of 15
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cool, how high an overclock do you think I can get with a Zalman 9700?
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post #4 of 15
C2D's are spec'd to run between 0.85V-1.325V core voltage. The JEDEC spec for DDR2 is 1.8V, some DIMM makers rate theirs higher (up to 2.1V) as they've tested them to work at that voltage (and get more speed). So you're numbers are within spec.
     
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post #5 of 15
Hmm... that depends on temperatures, just keep full load temps under 55C.
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post #6 of 15
Those are standard volts mate really. If it runs stable then great mate. Its normal.
post #7 of 15
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So under 55 with dual instances of prime95 for a few hours and i'm fine. Thanks
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post #8 of 15
I'm not scared to run my full load temps up to 65C. Core2's don't throttle until 75C or 85C. I'm also not folding though. The longest my system will be a full load is encoding an 2hr DVD, which is probably 6-8 hours processing time (just guessing, haven't done this yet on the new comp. old comp took 10-12 hours)
     
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post #9 of 15
Disable that C1 control and CPU internal thermal control and any other power saving features that way you can manually control voltages & clock speeds.
    
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post #10 of 15
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I am aiming for 3.8ghz, but i'll be fine with 3.6. Right now, my pc with the stock intel cooling maxes out at 48C after 2 hours of Prime95. I'm hoping that with the Zalman 9700, my temps will be low enough to make it to 3.8.
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