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Well, people know the engineering/design of the motherboard at hand, and they know that lead is electrically conductive. Vdroop was designed for a reason. Us overclockers just don't like it very much. There are people out there who actually understand the physics/engineering behind all of it. It's quite complex.

it's way over my head. I'll never understand it completely.

Read this: http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=126
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Wait, vdroop has a purpose? I know this is funny in the overclocking context, but I'm asking an honest question.
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Wait, vdroop has a purpose? I know this is funny in the overclocking context, but I'm asking an honest question.
yes, Intel chips use it to prevent spikes in voltage from damaging them by pushing the vcore past the CPU's threshold.

My P5E actually has a bios option called "Loadline Calibration", which prevents vdroop.
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yes, Intel chips use it to prevent spikes in voltage from damaging them by pushing the vcore past the CPU's threshold.

My P5E actually has a bios option called "Loadline Calibration", which prevents vdroop.
My P5K's latest bios has that feature as well. It didn't improve vdroop whatsoever Or maybe I didn't thoroughly analyze the CPU-z when testing. From what I remember though, it didn't do ####
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Well, I'm certainly going to be asking around to make sure my next board doesn't have vdroop.

Luckily, that vdroop mod worked perfectly for me, and the vcore is rock steady in cpu-z when running Orthos Small FFTs.

I just don't think it has sunk in yet that I actually have this system. I was sure I was going to feel different than this about it. But, I've always been my own worst critic. I say that because I just looked at my sig rig in amazement that this is actually mine, and it was just a month ago I was drooling over other people's sig rigs saying "oh, how I wish I had that". heh, see my retired sig rig, and you'll understand why.
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I"m pretty sure all boards have vdroop Lasagna, I don't think you'll ever be able to completely get rid of that lol. Like I said, it was designed for a reason
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I"m pretty sure all boards have vdroop Lasagna, I don't think you'll ever be able to completely get rid of that lol. Like I said, it was designed for a reason
If that's true, then I'm gonna have to find another board with an easy vdroop mod. This vdroop mod allowed me to go to 3.9GHz stable, whereas it was previously impossible. I'm still shooting for 4.0GHz, but Intel says the maximum voltage is 1.3625, and it's already at 1.352v.
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I'd say you're good man. 3.9 is a great overclock, and I wouldn't push anymore volts into your e8400.

Now you can to get your lowest vcore for 3.9 If it's still 1.352v, then I'd stop overclocking.
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I agree, 3.9Ghz is excellent. I got stuck at 3.9 also, but then I updated my BIOS and it allowed fractional multipliers. So instead of 9X FSB I changed to 8.5X FSB and pushed it over that 4.0 barrier

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I agree, 3.9Ghz is excellent. I got stuck at 3.9 also, but then I updated my BIOS and it allowed fractional multipliers. So instead of 9X FSB I changed to 8.5X FSB and pushed it over that 4.0 barrier

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What is your CPU, NB, and FSB voltages please, I have the same board and I'm getting stuck around 3.75GHz.
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