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Hi guys,

What is the correct stock voltage please for an E6600? The reason I'm asking is that the mobo im using in known for overvolting a bit and Everest confirmed this when I checked my RAM voltage. I just want to make sure that my CPU isn't juiced too much??

PS the voltage I'm after is the accurate stock voltage not an OC voltage

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Its ok, I've found what appears to be the general voltage constraints now & even though I was within them, I lowered my CPU core anyway from 1.33v to 1.26 and was very happy to get a temp reduction of 5*C too
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Its ok, I've found what appears to be the general voltage constraints now & even though I was within them, I lowered my CPU core anyway from 1.33v to 1.26 and was very happy to get a temp reduction of 5*C too
You will find that some of the E6600s can run on much lower vcore. Can you get it any lower?

I can run mine at stock 2.4GHz on 0.97v vcore!




Here it is at 3.33GHz and 1.22v vcore:

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check it out it has the max and min operating voltages http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2...557E6600).html
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
You will find that some of the E6600s can run on much lower vcore. Can you get it any lower?
I probably can but before trying I must ask.. Can componets be damaged by using too little voltage?

TIA
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post #6 of 14
These are the specs for the E6600. Basically you are good up to 1.5v.
If you are still stable with 3.5GHz @ 1.26v though thats great.

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Quote:
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I probably can but before trying I must ask.. Can componets be damaged by using too little voltage?

TIA
No, you cant damage the motherboard or CPU when running really low vcore.

I'm planning on using this E6600 for an HTPC when I get a quad. With my water cooling, it idles as 9/11°C on the cores. The 24/29°C are the load temps!
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post #8 of 14
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Thanks a lot guys especially ericeod I'm really glad I asked this question now. I'm testing all sorts of voltages on my Asus Maximus at present (getting'em lower) I've lowered my OC to a safe 3.2GHz just whilst I'm fiddling. I'm now running the CPU voltage at 1.15000v which has lowered my CPU temp to 29*C on both cores and 16*C on the case/central sensor

It's late here now so I'll bench it all tomorrow to make sure my system is stable @ "such low Voltages"





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Just for reference, I usually consider the "stock" v-core the VID (Voltage Identification) on the specific CPU. It will vary, even with CPU's of the same model. If you use CoreTemp, it will show you the VID. It is basically the "stamp" on the CPU telling the motherboard what voltage is required for stock speed.
    
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post #10 of 14
Id do what choggs said i was about to say same thing your vid will give you a idea of how low of vcore you can use.
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