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Ok guys, granted I am not physically testing the voltage with a multimeter. What would be considered the actual voltage I am using? I am looking to run my q6600 at 3.4ghz 24/7 but it is requiring a setting of 1.53 volts in bios... Which turns out to be like 1.47 at idle in windows, and less than 1.40 after vdroop when loaded. Temps are ok, but is the voltage too much?


Would it be the actual bios setting?

Would it be the Voltage reported at Idle while in everest or an equal? (after vdrop)

Would it be the voltage reported while the cpu is at full load? (after vdroop?)
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The voltage you see in CPU-Z is a very good approximation for the actual voltage you are pushing to the CPU under load. I would recommend a vDroop mod for your board to correct the horrendous droop (.13 at least, yikes!). I only had a .11 droop and it was severe....fix that! You'll be able to set a lower voltage which means idle temps are lower, however your load temps should be the same.
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Vdrop is to describe a Voltage drop in the BIOS and the real voltage applied. Vdroop is to describe the difference/fluctuation from idle to load. The idea is to proven the voltage reached to max voltage and drop back to a reasonable level so it can lowers the overall impedance. If vdrop too much, it will lead to a unstable system. So, when we say vdrop, we have three vcores, one for bios, one for idle and one for load. Therefore, you set 1.53 in bios, you may see 1.47 in idle then 1.4 in load under cpu-z. From 1.53 to 1.4 is a bit too much to me.
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Yeah, the Vdroop is brutal. If it didn't drop so much I could probably get to 3.6ghz for some benching...

I would love to do a Vdroop mod.. However, I keep seeing mixed reviews on whether or not they actually work for this board...

Anyone know of a reliable vdroop mod for the DS3r P35?
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Here's the mod.


This is the image you should be looking at...
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Thanks guys... That's the one I found originally.. But have heard mixed things about it...

Going to give it a try this weekend... Probably just try the pencil instead of soldering.

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Pencil is all you should need, its not that complicated or involved. It is very tiny though...
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