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I have it set at 1.4 in the bios. all the usual stuff is turned off in the bios. The system runs great. Temps are better that reasonable but the volts are sometimes 1.28 idle after startup but after I put a load on the machine the volts jump up sometimes as high as 1.47 but the temps are still very reasonable.

CPUZ was downloaded from OCN downloads a couple weeks ago.

So, I guess thae question is, A) is CPUz reading volts wrong B) Is there something in the Bios that varies the voltage that I might have missed C) The MB detects and passes the voltage inaccurately D) something I haven't thought of yet.

Guess I'm used to seeing volts drop when a load is put on the CPU.

Any ideas/recommendations?

THanks...Curt
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post #2 of 7
If you have C1E and the other power throttling stuff enabled in the BIOS it's normal. At idle it lower the multiplier and the voltage on the chip.
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Get the newest version of CPU-Z... the one in our downloads section is over a year old.
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The version of CPUz I have is 1.40.5 - July 2007

Here is my settings in the Bios:
THermal Control - Disabled
Limit CPUID - Disabled
C1E - Disabled
Execute Disable Bit - Enabled
Virtualization Technilogy - Disabled
EIST Functions - Disabled

I will also add that the multiplier remains at 9X

Thanks...Curt
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try another program like everest home edition
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post #6 of 7
Occasionally CPU-Z reports goofy things for vcore when using above 1.4v
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Well, I broke down and installed the utility that came with the MB. It reports the correct volts and I get the expected drop under load (though not nearly as bad as most MBs) Additionally, the idle/load temps look more in line with what I'd expect them to be given the voltage and ghz of the cpu.

THe voltage showing in CPUz is invalid. Could be due to the newness of this MB and bios.

THanks all...
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