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post #1 of 16
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CPU-z or BIOs?

I was trying to figure it out... 1.5 v in bios and cpuz says 1.6 which I don't want to hit... I did for a second if cpuz is right all is well thou as far as I can tell.

Thanks for the help redface.gif
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I'd go with BIOs. I'd assume the board would know more about it's Voltage than a piece of software running on top of it.
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hiveon;12327956 
I'd go with BIOs. I'd assume the board would know more about it's Voltage than a piece of software running on top of it.

Disagree. If you have Load Line Calibration on Extreme your actual voltage will be significantly higher than your bios setting.

Make sure your using the latest version of Cpu-z.
post #5 of 16
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Yea thats what I figured just looked scarry cuz I was told not to go above 1.6 and cpuz said I did... yikes... lol but I hit the kill button whent into the bios and it said 1.52 so I was like ***...

not a big deal I just don't want to burn this chip up... as I can't buy another till they start selling them again... though I kinda don't want to buy another again anyways lol
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post #6 of 16
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crap... I had load line on when I tried... oops... then I may have gone over 1.6 all well its still working... lol but thats a note to self... don't mess with load line calibration... I set it back to regular...
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDMAXX;12328057 
Yea thats what I figured just looked scarry cuz I was told not to go above 1.6 and cpuz said I did... yikes... lol but I hit the kill button whent into the bios and it said 1.52 so I was like ***...

not a big deal I just don't want to burn this chip up... as I can't buy another till they start selling them again... though I kinda don't want to buy another again anyways lol

Cpu-z is probably within .1-.2 of your actual voltage. 1.6v is safe for a couple of quick screenshot's, but I definitely wouldn't try to run any heavy benchmarks unless you have a backup chip.

On the LCC: When I had the Asus Pro I think the sweet spot on LLC was the "High" setting. Ultra and Extreme overvolted the chip.
post #8 of 16
CPU-Z is pretty reliable. I also noticed even when you set your voltage manually, if you go into the "hardware monitor" while in bios, it shows me the same voltage that I was getting as a reading in CPU-Z. I'm not sure if this requires an actual restart or something. In other words I don't know if you set your voltage, then go into the hardware monitor if it'll change on the spot. Hope this helps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cory1234;12328098 
Cpu-z is probably within .1-.2 of your actual voltage. 1.6v is safe for a couple of quick screenshot's, but I definitely wouldn't try to run any heavy benchmarks unless you have a backup chip.

.1 is A LOT of voltage to be off by.
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post #10 of 16
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yea i started intel burn and kill switched it... as soon as I seen 1.6ish but I think it was high 1.6 oops lol thats why I kill switched it... I was like OH S***
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