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My i7 930 is stable at 4ghz with 1.25v without vdroop. Is it ok to have it off? Will it hurt anything?
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post #2 of 21
as long as its stable your good, 1.25 is no where near dangerous voltages
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Ok so what can i go up to, to be safe?
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Come on guys can you help me out?
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post #5 of 21
1.4v is what intel states is the max. An 1.4 on your VTT as well is max. So you have plenty of room.
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I'm at 1.41250V without LLC. I've been without it for 6 months now.
     
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post #7 of 21
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Quote:
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I'm at 1.41250V without LLC. I've been without it for 6 months now.
Your talking about without vdroop?
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
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Your talking about without vdroop?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lil-tom7 View Post
Your talking about without vdroop?
LLC = without vdroop
LLC off = with vdroop


He said he's running with vdroop on, which is how it should be. Is there a reason you're running with it off?
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Intel's specs for 45nm i7s state 1.375v is the max VID one should set (voltage with voffset and droop intact), and that 1.55v is the max never-exceed voltage for transient spikes. According to how the load line is setup, if you are loading at 1.25v you are already near the max Intel has specified.

Anyway, Intel's specs, at least for VID are pretty conservative.

1.25v, even will LLC on isn't going to hurt anything. However, have you tried running with LLC/vdroop control disabled? ~1.35v bios should give you ~1.25v load and you might be able to achieve your OC with a slightly lower actual load voltage.

Anyway, the max I'd feel comfortable with is 1.45v BIOS without LLC, and 1.35v BIOS with it, on a 45nm i7.
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