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What does yellow text mean in ASUS P9X79 Pro Bios?

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Hey there, this is probably a really dumb question, but I searched all over Google and couldn't find an answer. When I change some voltages in my bios they turn yellow. Is this a warning to not go much higher? That would be odd because it's happening on my RAM voltage. My RAM defaults to 1.5V and if I set it to anything over 1.57V the "1.57" text turns from white to yellow. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Yeah, it's just to indicate you're going above the spec... If you raise it higher you should see it go to red and then a darker red.

From the wiki on DDR-3....
"According to JEDEC,[2] 1.575 volts should be considered the absolute maximum when memory stability is the foremost consideration,"

Ties in well with the yellow indicator. Nice board by the way, I have one too. I have several if my fields in the red!
Edited by pharcycle - 7/15/13 at 4:04pm
 
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Thanks for the quick and informative response! REP+ to you. Have you fried anything yet running in the red?
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Nothing fried yet but it depends what you have in the red and how good your cooling is. I've got low voltage memory which runs at 1.35v but my vcore is about 1.41-1.45 with a H80 cooler on it. Think my PLL voltage is in the red too.

It's certainly a risk running higher voltages and X79 processors aren't cheap!
 
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Very true, the processors are not cheap at all. I'll try to keep all of my values out of the yellow for now. I have a Thermaltake Water2.0 Pro which does a decent job at keeping the temps down. I'm currently OCing a 3930k to 4.3Ghz and hitting a max temp of 80C on only one of the 6 cores under full load. Plus, I just ran some tests with OCing RAM. It literally made no difference whether I was running 2133 @ 12,12,12,24 or 1866 @ 9,9,9,24 or even 1333 @ 6,7,7,24. Still had almost exactly the same render times. The only time I got worse render times was running 1333 @ 12,12,12,24, but it was only by about 2%. I guess the ram isn't a bottleneck for me. Anyway, thanks for the help! thumb.gif
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