Congrats to the last two folks!!!!
Found this in an old thread:
VID (Voltage Identification)
The VID of your CPU is the default vcore your CPU needs in order to run at stock to run Intel’s standards for stability on any non-faulty motherboard. Some people have found that they can undervolt below their VID to still run at Stock speeds without failing stability tests. However, I highly discourage this on practice on low-end motherboards for reasons I will explain soon.
The VID shouldn't change IMHO. It should be the setting you picked in the BIOS for CPU core voltage. If you're on adaptative, the number will change. If you're on Manual, the VID should be the same as the number you entered in the BIOS.
I can see VID in HWMONITOR, but that particular data is not really relevant IMHO, vCORE is what you monitor... if you go below VID, then you're UNDERvolting (increasing battery life in a laptop kinda deal)....
Then, you get fluctuations, usually in the upper....on mine, even on manual, (1.26V), it shows 1.264 in CPU-Z, and during stress test, it goes up to 1.280V....
And for your comment about efficiency, let me tell you right now. Haswell is the most efficient CPU to date, in terms of power saving...but when you OC/overvolt/ disable power saving BOOM efficiency goes away Edited by delavan - 9/17/13 at 6:17pm