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Edited by Spongeguard - 11/4/11 at 9:38pm
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Stock voltage is 1.35v anyways.
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I know nothing bad can come from undervolting, but I just don't want to deal with the hassle of explaining things and confusing him (it's his first build)
there's not much to explain, just tell him lower vcore = lower temps, at stock speed you probably only need ~1.35v

but regardless, he probably didn't install his heatsink correctly and should do a reseat, 63c while gaming (not even stress testing) definitely means something is wrong

undervolting is not the answer, reseating the heatsink is
Edited by koven - 12/31/10 at 4:26pm
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Thats a HSF issue. Not a voltage issue. If he lives close enough go over to his house and check it yourself. If not have him try again or get someone who knows how to make sure.
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Undervolting isn't bad for it. You can likely go to 1.28v or even less (my 955 is stable at 1.22v, so I keep it at 1.24v in the summer. for 3.4 GHz it needs 1.3v). Power savings are substantial when doing this too.

Make sure the HSF baseplate is flat. Mine was so crooked it wasn't even touching most of the CPU until I lapped it for 2 hours straight. Man that was a lot of cramps in the hands
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Any suggestions? Edited first post
Edited by Spongeguard - 1/1/11 at 2:19pm
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