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I just a new cooler, went from a TT silent to an arctic cooler 7 pro, basically a nice difference of 10deg. Anyways up until now I've let my mobo automatically adjust the voltages, but the thing is it doesn't show what it changes them to.. wondering if you guys think its better do them manually instead ? Right now I've got it to only 330 x 7 , Voltage is unknown of course, but my idle temps are 47/44 for each core. Also on the Fan settings in Bios it shows Auto, Legacy, INtel, or Disabled.. anyone know the difference? Its on auto now.
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Also I need a better CPU temp prgy. My bios shows at around 30, but Core temp is shoginw 47 and 44 ish
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I just a new cooler, went from a TT silent to an arctic cooler 7 pro, basically a nice difference of 10deg. Anyways up until now I've let my mobo automatically adjust the voltages, but the thing is it doesn't show what it changes them to.. wondering if you guys think its better do them manually instead ? Right now I've got it to only 330 x 7 , Voltage is unknown of course, but my idle temps are 47/44 for each core. Also on the Fan settings in Bios it shows Auto, Legacy, INtel, or Disabled.. anyone know the difference? Its on auto now.
The BIOS shows you the temperature of the entire CPU while Core Temp shows you the temperature of the cores in the CPU.

If you set the voltages manually, you'll end up with better temps on your CPU/cores. There's other benefits as well, but I can't remember them. It's just better to set your own voltages than to leave it on Auto. Auto over estimates and therefore overvolts more than necessary.

Turn the Fan Control option to disabled, that should allow the CPU fan to run at full speed. At auto, the CPU fan will not run at full speed giving you higher temps. For Gigabyte boards, it should be called SMART Fan or something like that.
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If you set the voltages manually, you'll end up with better temps on your CPU/cores. There's other benefits as well, but I can't remember them.
Thats kinda lol to say that there are others but i dont know any others.

Anyway there are also possible cons of manual setting like undervolting and cause errors, but this is avoidable if u r good. And in my opinion the auto setting will do the job as long as you're not having any problems with temps, which you're not. The only reason i think you'd really want to manual set the voltage is to higher it for higher clock speeds.

Remember that this auto setting is a feature that has been tested for regular use before it was implemented for the product. It will do the job.
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