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post #1 of 20
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i got my rig down to .992v...
its like on the edge of not posting...
my north bridge is at 1.4v anything lower it'll give me a BSOD...

its at stock speed btw.
not overclocking anymore...well at least not yet.

i'll do a stress test and keep raise the volts until its stable. its going fine atm.
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if i may.....why are you not overclocking anymore?
   
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post #3 of 20
acually its pretty good, your giving just enough juice for the CPU. 1.4v for the mobo though? your relieving the CPU but stressing the mobo, they cancel each other out pratically.
post #4 of 20
i wanna see how low i can go with stock speeds. if it runs it cant hurt it IMO

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acually its pretty good, your giving just enough juice for the CPU. 1.4v for the mobo though? your relieving the CPU but stressing the mobo, they cancel each other out pratically.
1.4 is nothing
    
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post #5 of 20
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dam lol isnt error on stress test ;p

raised it to 1.04ish but shows 1.008v on CPU-Z lol dam i wanted less then 1v. =/

im not overclocking anymore cuz im afraid of deterioration to the cpu...
i had it stable at 4ghz at 1.282 for a few days.

just realized that 4g is too much for me.
also broke 14.4k on 3dmark06 so im happy.
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post #6 of 20
That drop in voltage is called vdrop/vdroop
This is normal and quite annoying sometimes
1.282v is fine for a 45nm chip
could easily go higher - but if you only want 4ghz, leav it
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post #7 of 20
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im at 1v-1.008v at stock.

and pretty stable OCCT been about 30mins and still going strong.

i'll do a Prime95 or ORTHOS later.

get this CPUs at 37c/35c at load!!
RealTemp says 27c/25c...load
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
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im not overclocking anymore cuz im afraid of deterioration to the cpu...
i had it stable at 4ghz at 1.282 for a few days.
The chips are made to last for 10 years or more. A 25% overclock might lower that to (at worst) 5 years. I'm going to be planning on running my Q6700 at 3.5-3.8Ghz 24\\7 and shoot for 4Ghz for benchies.
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Quote:
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lol nice stats.

just turned up all my fans and it dropped 1c. =p
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