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which voltage is correct?

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Trying to overclock my new e8400 but not sure how much to push it. Ive read in these forums not to go over 1.3625.To oc to 3.825 i need about 1.39 in the bios but cpuid and everest all say its 1.344. So which one do i go by.
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Go by what cpuz says. That's some insane vdroop you've got there...

Basically, you're applying 1.39v in the bios, but it's only getting 1.344.
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That board is known to droop a lot. Good inexpensive board though.
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dumb question but what is droop anyways?
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Keep in mind, however, that vdroop is not as bad at idle, so, even though it is 1.344 under load, it will be higher than that at idle. If it goes higher than the recommended vcore, you risk frying the CPU.

Also, there was a vdroop pencil mod for that board posted recently. I did one on my DFI and it can help immensly. The DS3L is known for hefty vdroop, so you may want to consider this.

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dumb question but what is droop anyways?


Vdroop is normal current loss due to imperfections in hardware. I don't know exactly what causes it, but it is very common and some boards have it worse than others.
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Keep in mind, however, that vdroop is not as bad at idle, so, even though it is 1.344 under load, it will be higher than that at idle. If it goes higher than the recommended vcore, you risk frying the CPU.

Also, there was a vdroop pencil mod for that board posted recently. I did one on my DFI and it can help immensly. The DS3L is known for hefty vdroop, so you may want to consider this.





Vdroop is normal current loss due to imperfections in hardware. I don't know exactly what causes it, but it is very common and some boards have it worse than others.


Its at 1.344 idle and drops to 1.328 under load. I dont know what temp is correct either coretemp, speedfan,realtemp,etc.. all have different readings.My sensors broken or its software related
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Then just go by what everest says for the idle voltage.
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