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CPU Drawing way over target voltage?

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Hi guys. I currently have a FX-8350 and am trying to get 4.5 GHZ. It wasn't stable at stock voltages so I bumped it up to 1.375 volts. According to HWMonitor and CPU-Z, it is drawing 1.424 volts under load. My LLC is on Regular for my 990FXA-UD3 Rev 1.1. Why is the voltage so high and how can I fix it?
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post #2 of 7

Try another LLC setting perhaps.

Remember to account for overvoltages/droop and Add voltage accordingly as well.

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Yeah, I thought that too. I just went through all the LLC settings and wrote down the maximum voltages.
Here is what I got

Extreme 1.392
Ultra High 1.440
High 1.440
Medium 1.424
Regular 1.424
Auto 1.392

The Extreme voltages seemed off, but I double checked it, and it's accurate.

Why do I consistently have VBoost? Is there anything I can do or just account for it? Is there a LLC level I should use? I'm on Extreme right now because it's closest to my target voltage of 1.375
post #4 of 7

On my board i have had issues with voltage fluctuation as well. My only solution i found was to Account for it and just offset your voltage settings accordingly.

 

Looking at your results, Extreme would be the best bet most likely.

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Yeah, ill just do that. Thanks!
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hello,
disable apm as it sets voltage.i think that that's the turbo setting for the voltage.
    
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APM was already disabled.
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