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Make sure you have the most up to date cpuz for 2600K.

But that being said, I have a GB extreme 1366 mobo and have measured vcore and qpi/vtt and vdimm with a fluke multimeter (accuracy 0.05%), and all 3 were within .005 -.01v, ie mobo volts were very accurate on mine.

Hardware Canucks tested multiple voltages on UD7 board, and it seemed accurate as well. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-19.html

On the higher end mobos, the voltages I have measured with fluke, have all been reasonably accurate. The one budget mobo I had voltages were less accurate...more representative of components in mobo than anything else.
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I bought a Cat II digital multimeter at Lowes for around 20 bucks on sale with leads and I love it. I get accurate voltage on everything. Went alittle crazy when I first got it. Checked every battery, board, wall plug, and anything I could test with the multimeter.
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CPU-Z only works for me if I overvolt in Bios. As soon as I jump into AMD OverDrive it automatically gives out the wrong readings. (Just random numbers that are = to or lower than the voltage I set in Bios)

Software is usually inaccurate, so a multimeter would be your best bet. They're really not all that expensive either. Stop in at Radioshack/Home Depot/Lowes and you'll find a good one, or just shop online.
    
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