Okay, so I have a new build - a MSI H81I Mini itx board, Pentium G3220, and 2GB DDR3.
When I try to look at the voltages present in whatever program Im using, they show a ridiculous voltage for the DRAM (2.160 - 2.175 volts). The funny thing is, I didn't overvolt - these are stock "auto" settings in bios.
When I changed the voltage to 1.5v in BIOS, the result is the same as setting "Auto". Since the bios included with this board lacks a realtime voltage readout, I have to use a windows based program to see it - here's some screenshots from HWinfo and Aida 64:
Okay, so I did memtest86 for about 1.5 hours. No errors.
Swapped out the memory for 4GB 1600mhz 1.5v DDR3. Same result - the board shows the voltage at 2.160 volts normally, despite setting it to 1.5 volts.
Ran memtest86 again for bout 2 hours with the 4GB stick. No errors.
this time, checked how warm the memory stick was, and it was barely 45c. barely warm to the touch.
I've also noticed the CPU core voltage does not get read properly in most of the programs. Aida shows 1.7v for the "CPU VRM" , and 0.16 volts for the core itself. However, MSI's command center utility shows a different value - under "CPU VID" which usually shows up to be around 0.8 - 1v, depending on the CPU state.
Im running Windows 7.
Can anyone tell me what's going on here ?? Is the board actually running that amount of voltage through the memory, or is it that the sensors are crappy, and aren't reporting the voltages correctly ?