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Which voltage do you quote?

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Hey guys,

Just curious.. when you say my CPU is running at X GHz at y voltage... which voltage are you quoting. Is that BIOS voltage or is that CPU-Z under load voltage?

Currently BIOS is set to 1.375v, but with vdrop/droop that comes out to 1.296v in CPU-Z for me.

EDIT

Also a follow up.. when you say Intel 45nm processors shouldn't go above X voltage.. is that BIOS voltage or CPU-Z voltage? Again, big vdrop issue on this board so I can't tell. And finally, if which voltage determines how HOT my CPU gets.. is it the BIOS or CPUZ voltage?

Thanks
Edited by NoodleGTS - 12/25/08 at 9:55am
post #2 of 6
i would quote the voltage reading by cpu-z because the actual voltage would be the voltage after the effects of vdroops take place
Edited by Enthusiast - 12/25/08 at 10:06am
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post #3 of 6
I usually quote both, denoting which is which.

I would also agree with Enthusiast that actual voltage is after droop, some boards droop more than others, something to keep in mind if the system won't be run at full power often (and therefore won't have full droop all the time).
post #4 of 6
Voltage after droop is what's keeping the CPU stable under load. That's what shows how good of an OCer the CPU is. The different amounts of vdrop/droop are an attribute of the motherboard so they're not as important.
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Thanks for the quick responses guys, +rep for everyone.
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