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Should i concider my processor to be golden, or just very good?

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Well, iv been running at 4Ghz for a while now at 1.32v, bearing in mind this is a 45nm pentium dual core which are supposed to be a pig for voltage at higher speeds.

My old processor (also an E5200) could only reach 3.5GHz at 1.37v which was absolutly shocking, but now i have this one instead where i can have 3.7GHz at 1.22v completely stable.

BIOS setting is 1.22v Vcore, in windows still says 1.22v, and stressing with Linx it dips down to 1.187v - 1.2v (quite a big vdroop, no LLC on this board :/)

Here are some screens to show the settings (ignore temps as the sensors are screwed, reporting below ambiants at some points)

These are the cpu at 1.23v dropping as low as 1.192v at load.






These are the CPU at 1.22v dropping as low as 1.187v at load.






And this one is at 1.21v and dropped as low as 1.172v (FAILED)




I will be putting CPU at stock and seeing how low voltage i can get at stock
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Just tried 0.91v at stock, got into windows perfectly... 2 mins after Linx got a BSOD, trying at 0.95v now
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So basically I'm trying to find my VID.

With C1E and Speedstep disabled, my core is 1.12v @ full load (CPU-Z), is that "the" VID?

And what is the average vid for i7 950?
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I think core temp or real temp tells you your VID, or cpu-z after editing an .ini file i think...

on fifth pass of linX at 0.95v, rock solid stable so far

EDIT:

Completely stable at 0.95v, trying one step lower... 0.93v

EDIT 2:

on 7th run and showing no signs of instability, wierd that its running almost the same voltage as my lappy but a LOT more powerful

EDIT 3:

Screens of stock at 0.93v and 0.95v









I just love how below 1 volt, my temps at load are the same as idle at 3.7GHz
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