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Just a check: Is this voltage (set in the bios at 1.184V) a good/safe setting? Im not damaging anything with this for the modest 200mhz clock am i? I did this to help minimise the thermal output of the cpu. Was it the right thing to do? I am on stock cooling... im learning this still..
post #2 of 9
Is this the newest version of core temp?
post #3 of 9
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dunno, but its values co encide with OCCT v2.0.0.0a if thats any help. Also, the temps are down a little since overclocking, cause the voltages were a little higher when they were set to auto
post #4 of 9
I believe coretemp will always read that voltage, its the stock for the q6600..

Are you asking if your going to do damage by undervolting?

Im not sure on that one, honestly never even thought about it.

as for safe voltage, 1.55 is max, but IMO 1.5 is about as far as I would go.
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post #5 of 9
If its stable then that is a completely fine voltage. Many of the earlier GO stepping q6600 run a stock voltage higher than your current one.
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I believe coretemp will always read that voltage, its the stock for the q6600..

Are you asking if your going to do damage by undervolting?

Im not sure on that one, honestly never even thought about it.

as for safe voltage, 1.55 is max, but IMO 1.5 is about as far as I would go.
Undervolting can only cause instability if you go too far on the undervolting. No way that you can cause damage.
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post #7 of 9
I would start with 1.3 Volts and work your way up to 1.5 Volts
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im trying to keep temps down as the cpu goes up. if the undervolting causes no damage, ill keep pushing the fsb up until it fails one of the stress tests. then ill increase the voltage one toggle up. sound about right?
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Meh, every person on OCN with a Q6600 has a better VID than me. D: D':
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