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post #1 of 12
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Hello,
I am working on overclocking my 9650 and I have a very nooby question.
I don't know exactly what my voltage is.
In the bios, where it says "setting" where you select the value it says "1.35" or maybe a little lower (Without a "v" for volts), but the "current value" (to the right) says "1.28v". And then when I start windows, cpuz tells me that my voltage is ~1.264v.
I know that I am not supposed to exceed 1.3625v (and I don't plan to), but which of the three different values aren't supposed to exceed it?
I am thinking the first one (without the v)
Thank you
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Well the setting is what you are trying to make it do. The actual is sometimes lower due to vdroop. vmod fixes this but you shouldn't worry about that. If you are in question of bios reading, dl and install everest. It will tell you temps and voltages in windows. You don't want the '1.28' you mentioned to exceed your limit.
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Okay, so when I set the first one to a value, that is the highest that the voltage will be allowed to go?
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most boards do this, its just vdroop
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Okay, so when I set the first one to a value, that is the highest that the voltage will be allowed to go?
so you set it to 1.3 it will stay at 1.3 well it will prolly be lower than this due to vdroop say 1.28 but if you want it at 1.3 you set it at 1.32 and you get 1.3. hopefully that makes sense
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Okay, so when I set the first one to a value, that is the highest that the voltage will be allowed to go?
Yes.
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Okay, is this "vdroop" a feature? Because it seems to me that I want to be able to control the voltage of my cpu, so I can keep a stable oc without worrying that a load will bump it up .02v because I had to overvolt it to get it to run at the voltage I wanted. I guess it is good because it saves your cpu when you aren't under load.
Also: I have often heard "vdroop" mentioned in conjunction with "pencil mod" which I understand involves litterally writing on your motherboard?
Taking a guess I would say that maybe this disables (or reduces) vdroop?
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so you set it to 1.3 it will stay at 1.3 well it will prolly be lower than this due to vdroop say 1.28 but if you want it at 1.3 you set it at 1.32 and you get 1.3. hopefully that makes sense
Yes, it does, thanks.
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post #10 of 12
its not a feature. it due the resistances of all of vrm's and other ic's causing the resistances to raise causing less voltage to flow its a cause and effect thing and why some of us find the resistor that control the voltage and lower the resistances to alow more voltage to flow freely
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