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1.180 Vcore good for a stock 3930K?

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If I leave everything on auto with the latest BIOS for my motherboard, it uses a 1.305 Vcore for stock speeds. I think this is too high. I entered the Vcore manually to 1.180 while leaving everything else on auto and everything is fine so far. My CPU turbos to 3.8 GHz when all cores are being used. Good Vcore or should I try even lower?
Edited by Sprkd1 - 9/26/13 at 3:35pm
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Yes. 1.18v is a very normal VID for a i7-3930k. My i7-3930k's VID/idle voltage is 0.848v. Under load (turbo enabled/3.8GHz) it peaks at 1.28v. Since your voltage is within Intels normal VID range I'd just assume leave it alone and be happy with it because setting your vcore lower than 1.25v will most likely short change your cpu above 3.2GHz once turbo kicks in. Hope this helps.

Edit: Screenshot added for reference.

Edited by Interpolation - 9/26/13 at 8:36pm
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