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sorry if this is a stupid question but whats the difference between vid and vcore? my vid is at 1.325 and vcore at 1.200 and dont know what the difference is, cheers.
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VID is the default voltage for the chip itself, Vcore is the voltage as set by the motherboard.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
VID is the default voltage for the chip itself, Vcore is the voltage as set by the motherboard.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Correct
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ahh i see! thanks guys, rep+
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But can VCORE be lower than the VID safely?
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Yes it can.Vcore can be lower than VID
And I believe VID=Voltage ID( identification)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mongo View Post
But can VCORE be lower than the VID safely?
Yes.
As long as its stable its fine.
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If you have any questions about any more abbreviations on OCN here's a good place to find them.
http://www.overclock.net/new-members...s-dummies.html
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Undervolting is very popular. Did it on my T7200 in my notebook, cooled the thing off, and by doing that, the fans don't run nearly as much, and can easily get over 4 hours on the 12-cell battery that came with it!
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post #10 of 13
Well I ask because my VID is 1.225 and my motherboard sets the VCORE at 1.18
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