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How does vdroop affect my cpu/mb? e8400 wise

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I have a e8400, gigabyte ep3s3r, and when i set my bios vcore to 1.325 , gigabyte hardware monitor shows 1.280 under 100% load and 1.3 idle while cpuz shows 1.264. I know that is some big ass vdroop. Say I increase my bios vcore to 1.4-1.42 while my cpuz, hardware monitor vcore is 1.34-1.36. Does it matter if my bios vcore value is that high, will it kill my cpu/motherboard, or I am fine as long as my cpuz vcore is around 1.36.
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Vdroop is generally benefical, as long as it is not too severe. Your levels seem fairly average.

When you set a voltage level in the BIOS you are normally setting a VID. Voffset will lower this a touch, giving you your idle voltage. Vdroop comes into play under load. The reason for this is so that when a load is suddenly removed, your vcore will not spike past the VID by much, if at all.

You should be safe if your load volts do not go past 1.36v, and the setting in your bios stays below 1.45v. An idle voltage of 1.4-1.42v should be safe. Still, every chip is variable, and I would not be surprised if those volts did have the potential to harm the weakest E8400s.

You can probably perform a vdroop mod, but this likely won't fix much, unless you keep it conservative. If you totaly remove vdroop, your voltages would spike to the same point as your current idle volts, possibly much higher, and it's possible to do damage that way.

Read the link in my sig.
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
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X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
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Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
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