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Hey all,

I was wondering what you guys think about this. In the BIOS of my ECS GF8100VM-M3 motherboard the Vcore is listed as 1.352v

When I'm in windows running CPUZ, it's listed as 1.584v What gives? I haven't overclocked anything. I haven't even enabled the overclocking feature so I'm still running AMD C&Q

I tried enabling the overclocking and set the Vcore to 1.352v but it still registers (in CPUZ) as 1.584v. I always thought that CPUZ was pretty accurate. Any ideas?
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CPUz is not very accurate. Try running other programs to read voltage. Best way to do it is to use a multimeter though.

Programs like Everest will give you better accurate reading. Is your temperature high on core? As long as it is close to or under 30C at idle(provided you have a decent enough cooler) then it is definitely wrong in CPUz
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CPUz is not very accurate.
i thought everyone used cpu-z for its accuracy...

ECS motherboards aren't usually regarded to as the best overclockers, they tend to be one of the worst actually and are usually only used in the OEM pc market.
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Its something to do with the board. I used one in a build for some one and it shows the same thing. Also for some reason the cores temps show really low on this board. BTW I have the CPU @ 1.35v in the Bios.
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Its something to do with the board. I used one in a build for some one and it shows the same thing. Also for some reason the cores temps show really low on this board. BTW I have the CPU @ 1.35v in the Bios.
Yep, it shows real low temps too, 14c at 21c ambient. I built this for a home file and print server so it probably won't get overclocked (even though I have the BE 7750). It runs very well at default and I don't see the need to change it.

I tried speedfan also and it shows the same. I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I can't imagine having 1.5+ Vcore. I have a DVM, where would I check the Vcore volts?

Thanks for the replies!
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Yep, it shows real low temps too, 14c at 21c ambient. I built this for a home file and print server so it probably won't get overclocked (even though I have the BE 7750). It runs very well at default and I don't see the need to change it.

I tried speedfan also and it shows the same. I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I can't imagine having 1.5+ Vcore. I have a DVM, where would I check the Vcore volts?

Thanks for the replies!
Hard to tell the spots as I do not have the board and google came up with nothing.
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Yep, it shows real low temps too, 14c at 21c ambient. I built this for a home file and print server so it probably won't get overclocked (even though I have the BE 7750). It runs very well at default and I don't see the need to change it.
The board is messed up :/

Keep it as long as it works.
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Thanks for all the advice. I'll poke around when the snow's flying one day and see if there's a spot on the mobo to check it. I like how the high-end motherboards have the feature (Voltage check points), but I wouldn't want to spend the $$ just for that. I paid $38 for this one so I know I "get what I pay for" and it DOES get the job done for a budget bd.

Just for grins, , has anyone oc'ed this? I wonder what kind of overclock I could get and remain stable. Just out of curiosity of course. I have the black edition 7750 Kuma and I flashed the BIOS for the overclock tools.
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I didnt overclock it but I did use the onboard video as a physx card for a gts 250. Hehe
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