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Vcore reading on stock Q6600 way too high

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Hello, I've been reading many threads, guides, FAQs, preparing to start some mild OC'ing and have ran into something strange about my vcore.

Currently (due to my OEM HP asus motherboard) I can't do any overclocking in the BIOS, so I'm about to pick up a proper motherboard, but I noticed that my vcore reading in cpuz and hardware monitor reads either 1.664V or 1.656V depending on the load.

My VID is 1.2750v according to CoreTemp which seems about in the middle for these chips.. Surely those readings from cpuz/hardware monitor are off? I have a g0 chip and everything is on stock settings (2.4GHz). Stock Cooling.

Is there some other way to check my vcore? SpeedFan says 3.00V lol not sure that it's configured right, but I didn't see anywhere to change its settings. All my core temps are good (under 40 degrees, under 50 at load). If these readings were accurate wouldn't my temps be way up and I'd have all sorts of problems? I can't read it in my BIOS since everything is locked. No stability issues that I've ever noticed (owned it for ~2 years now). Thanks for your time.
Edited by BallSackJack - 1/13/11 at 10:40pm
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post some screen shots of those 1.6v........with 1.6v, you could be at 4ghz....but it's not really safe for the chip.

i see you have a HP desktop, you pretty much can't overclock it. maybe look for a complete new build? lol
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Thanks for your response, I will be replacing quite a few parts, but was hoping to keep the q6600 and overclock it. Here's the screenshot:


Edited by BallSackJack - 1/14/11 at 8:37am
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Your temps look fine for that voltage,what temperature does it show if you stress it?
1.66v is very high,i think its a sensor error.
Just get rid of that mainboard and oc the Q6600 (you have a good vid) with a good aircooler.
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