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Concerned: My E8600 volatge too high??

post #1 of 10
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I dropped an E8600 into my Dell Studio 540 Slim and let the system
do its thing. There is really nothing you can change in the BIOS.

So I notice the Core Voltage is set to a whopping 1.704 Volts by the Dell.
(See CPUz Photo below)



This seems way high... Is the Dell killing my CPU? Real Temp reports
that the CPU has a temperature of 40C. The machine has been running
24x7 like this for 2 months before I happened to open up CPUz to look at
the readings..

Also.. On a side topic, my Dell Motherboard is a FOXCONN G45 variant made
specifically for Dell (To add 1394 and HDMI out). Will I brick the motherboard
if I attempt to flash it with Foxconn's downloadable G45 bios? If this were to
work my motherboard would be unlocked with FULL overclocking capabilities.
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by Tom80112 View Post
I dropped an E8600 into my Dell Studio 540 Slim and let the system
do its thing. There is really nothing you can change in the BIOS.

So I notice the Core Voltage is set to a whopping 1.704 Volts by the Dell.
(See CPUz Photo below)



This seems way high... Is the Dell killing my CPU? Real Temp reports
that the CPU has a temperature of 40C. The machine has been running
24x7 like this for 2 months before I happened to open up CPUz to look at
the readings..

Also.. On a side topic, my Dell Motherboard is a FOXCONN G45 variant made
specifically for Dell (To add 1394 and HDMI out). Will I brick the motherboard
if I attempt to flash it with Foxconn's downloadable G45 bios? If this were to
work my motherboard would be unlocked with FULL overclocking capabilities.
the max safe recommended voltage is 1.36
the max recommended voltage is 1.45

1.70v = bye bye CPU

Your CPU is great, move it to a MB that deserves it
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CPU-Z is an incredibly useful tool, but it's very often wrong when it comes to things like the CPU Voltage, especially on uncommon motherboards.

That being said, if it is 1.7v then temps should be equally as high and you should do something about it.

Try getting into the BIOS and seeing if there's a "hardware monitor" or "system info" page where it reports the temps and voltages itself - these are likely to be more accurate.

Try looking on the board and finding the exact motherboard model number, that'll give you a better idea if the BIOS will flash - or post it here/pm me and i'll have a look.
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When I first saw that, a look of pure horror came across my face.

Then I saw it was a Dell motherboard...



It's probably just It must be displaying wrong.


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r1ch is right.. The Dell must be reporting wrong because I have downloaded 2
different CPU temp monitors and they both report that both cores are running
at 40C which I believe is quite cool.

Later tonight I will take the machine apart to get the exact model number of the
Foxconn for r1ch. Maybe he can figure out if the Foxconn G45 BIOS will work (and
unlock the motherboard) without bricking it..

BTW: What is the most reliable CPU voltage reporter program out there?
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r1ch is right.. The dell must be reporting wrong because i have downloaded 2
different cpu temp monitors and they both report that both cores are running
at 40c which i believe is quite cool.

Later tonight i will take the machine apart to get the exact model number of the
foxconn for r1ch. Maybe he can figure out if the foxconn g45 bios will work (and
unlock the motherboard) without bricking it..

Btw: What is the most reliable cpu voltage reporter program out there?

1- hw monitor
2- everest
3- occt
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post #7 of 10
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r1ch:

It's a Pegatron IPIEL-RN2. ASUS split into 3 companies in 2007 and one
of them is called Pegatron. Pegatron makes all the OEM motherboards for
HP and Dell.

So I have no idea where I might download Pegatron BIOS for my motherboard.
If someone knows, this will surely help me out as it will allow me to unlock my
BIOS and tailor all the OC settings..

This is what my motherboard looks like:



Any help would be very appreciated...
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all of the Dell boards report voltage incorrectly to cpu-z

and dont plan on overclocking on that board....its not possible
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Originally Posted by Tom80112 View Post
r1ch:

It's a Pegatron IPIEL-RN2. ASUS split into 3 companies in 2007 and one
of them is called Pegatron. Pegatron makes all the OEM motherboards for
HP and Dell.

So I have no idea where I might download Pegatron BIOS for my motherboard.
If someone knows, this will surely help me out as it will allow me to unlock my
BIOS and tailor all the OC settings..

This is what my motherboard looks like:



Any help would be very appreciated...

You would get the bios from DELL.com, and Foxconn makes the latest mobos for DELL afaik.

You can't unlock anything because there's nothing locked. It's simply not there.


Also, stock cooler will get overwhelmed when you hit 1.4v, 1.7v is only possible on LN2 or DICE.
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post #10 of 10
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Well my Dell has a Pegatron IPIEL-RN2 motherboard which is ASUS affiliated
not Foxconn.

And yes I know you can get BIOS from Dell. That's not the issue. I wanted
to find BIOS from the motherboard manufacturer so that I could access
RAM, FSB, and CPU speed/timings. My motherboard auto-senses both
RAM and CPU speeds so it can no doubt allow overclocking if I had a BIOS
with allowed direct access to these settings instead of "auto-sensing" them.

I am hoping someone (r1ch??) can point me in the right direction..
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