Originally Posted by AtomicFrost
Do you have a link to show where it doesn't meet VRD12 spec?
I don't but that is what I was told, where does it say that?
What i do see as proof of lack of SVID is when you increase the multiplier that the stock VID doesn't change accordingly.
If you have an ASUS board set 45x multiplier keep vcore on auto and tell us what voltage it gives you, maybe you should try 43x there are reports of over volting. Every board has to abide by vrd 12 spec in certain ways, or else the processor doesn't work, but fulfilling the VRD12 spec would get your PWM Intel certified for VRD12, Interstill did and heavily advertises it, ASUS last i hear in early January hadn't received Intel approval.
For instance on GB boards all you have to do is set multiplier and the vcore slowly increases, on auto vcore give me 1.370 for 4.8ghz, and for my other chip its 1.360 for 4.8ghz, tow different chips two different VIDs for the same frequency shows that the motherboard isn't just applying the same voltage per clock, its actually talking to the CPU and finding the best vcore.
It is kind of like having your PSU be 80% efficient and not meeting 80 plus requirements, so you can't advertise with 80 plus certification.Edited by Sin0822 - 1/15/11 at 6:55pm