Just out of curiosity, have you guys ever noticed that when you set the CPU/NB voltage in BIOS to "Auto" and restart and again enter BIOS it jacks the CPU/NB Voltage to 1.4v+?
I was playing around with certain voltages on Auto as opposed to my presets and I saw this and kind of gasped. For the "science" of it, I figured maybe it was doing this due to my overclock tot 4.8 GHz, so I loaded the default "Optimized" BIOS settings and again restarted. To my surprise, the overclock seemed to have nothing to do with it, at stock everything the Auto voltage was still at 1.4v.
That seems....high to me. I had it set to 1.325v and the reason I had set it to Auto was because I thought 1.325v was on the curve of "too high". I figured by setting it to Auto it would lower a little and give me a better idea of where it should be. I was guessing that Auto would have set it to 1.2"x" volts, and I probably would have stepped that up one or two increments.
Little bit of a shocker to see 1.4v on Auto, that's all. All research I have done so far on a wide array of different motherboards suggests no higher than ~1.3v, I don't know if there is something about the CHV-Z that requires such a high CPU/NB voltage or if the BIOS is just plain "crazy"!
Any insight? Just curious. What I am most curious about is how CPU/NB and HT frequency scale with voltage, that is, the ratios. For example, would the range of 1.2"x" volts be ample for, let's say, up to 2500 MHz CPU/NB freq. and anything 2500+ MHz require 1.3"x" volts?
I really wanted to ask this here but didn't want to constantly bombard without giving anyone else a chance to ask questions. I figure this would be the place to ask considering, well, we're in the Crosshair Club!