Originally Posted by evazive
Well, this link (http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3184&p=5
) shows why vdroop is implemented. However, would this same spike happen to a point to where it may fry the processor. Would it not because it is only for a short period of time? Wouldn't this kind of fluctuation because of vdroop be harmful to the CPU?
The spike is .02 - .03 so keep your max voltage at least .04 away from intel spec and Id say your fine
With mine i was running 1.4875 in bios (1.45 windows idle - 1.40 load) to keep my 3.40 OC.
Did the pencil mod and now I set vcore to 1.456 in bios, windows idle at 1.43 and load at 1.41.
Gave me lower temps at idle and made me feel more comfy...
The whole spiking thing is only important if your running volts close to intel spec. I see peaks around 1.48 on mine which is what most ppl run for 3.6.
But thos is just a theroy