Originally Posted by headpower
My e8400 on gigabyte ep35 ds3r vcore is 1.43 while my cpuz and speefan shows 1.36-1.37. Does that mean I am within intel's e8400 recommended voltage zone, does that mean my bios vcore reading is wrong.
It means your board has quite a bit of vdroop. This means that the voltage you set in the bios drops lower when actually in use, and will drop lower under a fully loaded system. Check in your bios for a 'voltage buffer' or something to that tune which sounds like it will compensate for that. It'll be an enable/disable option. Check what happens to the voltage when sitting at idle, and when running a full load. Im not sure of the range, but If idle/load voltages are around 1.36-1.37 Im sure that will be fine.