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E6600 wanting a lot of juice.

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For 378 FSB (3.4Ghz) I've had to select 1.55-1.58V (1.58 being the max), is this normal? I know some E6600s want some juice to reach these kind of speeds, but I was just wondering if there were other factors involved.

I've got a 975 board so I can't change the multiplier, it's stuck on 9, is this not helping?
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If you know your batch number you can compare yours to others here to get an idea.

Core2Duo Batch list.

Without knowing your batch I would say that still seems very high. Its possible your motherboard has a lot of vDroop. Basically your CPU gets less voltage under load.

I dont know what options you have in your BIOS, but try this:

vCore(CPU): 1.45v
NB(FSB): 1.35v

In case you dont already know, its not recommended to run the E6600 over 1.5v.
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I don't have the option to change the NB voltage, only have vcore, ram and pci-e voltage. What are the dangers of running them over 1.5?
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