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what is VID: in core temp application?

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Is that the VCore? I'm using Core Temp 0.97.1. It doesn't match up with what CPU-Z shows for Core Voltage, so I'm not sure what it is. Thanks.
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post #2 of 22
CPU-Z shows the actual voltage your CPU receives after vDroop and vDrop kick in. CoreTemp displays the "stock" voltage for your CPU in the VID field.
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VID is about the lowest voltage that it runs stable at stock, the lower it is, the better your processor is rated (some processors simply run more efficiently than others, which is good for overclocking)

It's actually a really complex algorithm, but you can look up the details if you want, anandtech did an in depth article with it recently I think.

The average for a q6600 is about 1.275, lower is better, higher worse.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
VID is about the lowest voltage that it runs stable at stock, the lower it is, the better your processor is rated (some processors simply run more efficiently than others, which is good for overclocking)

It's actually a really complex algorithm, but you can look up the details if you want, anandtech did an in depth article with it recently I think.

The average for a q6600 is about 1.275, lower is better, higher worse.
and what would u say if i can run stock GHz @ 1.1v(the lowest my mobo goes...)
and 3.7GHz under stock vcore...
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Er, technically it's not the lowest it can run "stable", it's the lowest recommended voltage for the processor, much like the upper limit is recommended as well so we don't exceed it. However, processors can and DO run stable at stock (or even slightly overclocked) settings with less than stock voltage. Check the Overclock/Undervolt link in my sig.
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Its the voltage that the chip tells bios it needs to boot stably at rated speeds
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If you run your fsb and vcore at auto your machine will boot with a vcore of vid. At least mine does.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
VID is about the lowest voltage that it runs stable at stock, the lower it is, the better your processor is rated (some processors simply run more efficiently than others, which is good for overclocking)

It's actually a really complex algorithm, but you can look up the details if you want, anandtech did an in depth article with it recently I think.

The average for a q6600 is about 1.275, lower is better, higher worse.
Mmm, my VID under load is 1.3125v. I really wish I had gotten a better chip. =/
    
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
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Mmm, my VID under load is 1.3125v. I really wish I had gotten a better chip. =/
VID doesn't change...it's a set value in the uCode of the processor.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by afzsom View Post
VID doesn't change...it's a set value in the uCode of the processor.
speedstep(or what ever it is that changes the multi) does change its value
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