Hi all! Well, I´m just starting to overclock my CPU, and I found this brilliant guide, so thanks to the author.
I´m not testing for OC stability yet or anything, just trying to see if everything works. Here´s my doubt:
I have all power-saving features set to ON in the BIOS, Windows Power settings to "Balanced", and read on the guide that if I have EIST and C3 both ON, my clock and voltage should drop while idle, even if I set a manual voltage without offset. My clock drop to 800mhz just fine, but on the voltage side I´m getting mixed readings and would like to know which one should I trust.
So my BIOS is with the clock set to x42 and voltage manually to 1.110
Here is a screenshot of my system idle:
And here is Full load:
Now, I see the vCore there on HWmonitor dropping to 0.180 at idle, but then right below on the CPU tab, it still shows 1.110, and so does on CPU-z, AIDA and HWinfo64 too which wasn´t opened at the time. So which one should I trust? Is there a reason all these other programs don´t show a voltage drop when idle? I should note that with all stock settings, and nothing changed on the BIOS, CPU-z does show the voltage dropping alongside the clock.
Thank you very much for any help!Edited by tioslash - 8/22/13 at 4:48am