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post #1 of 47
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Hi all!

I'm trying to OC my Q6600. The problem is, the CPU voltage just stays ridiculously low. I've set it to 1.34375 volt (or something like that), but CPU-Z says my voltage is 1.264-1.280 The number doesn't even stay the same.
When I increase it to over 1.350 it still stays low, but goes over 1.280 sometimes but it doesn't stay that way. Could this be because I have a crappy PSU, or is my motherboard not really suited for OC'ing.

My current PSU is a 565W HKC USP-5565.
The rest of my specs is in my signature
Edited by xIntenso - 3/1/11 at 8:06am
post #2 of 47
Most likely you need to turn off speedstep and c states in your bios.
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post #3 of 47
It's called vdroop, it's normal, and it's healthy. Your PSU is pretty poor though, I would upgrade it anyway.
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Most likely you need to turn off speedstep and c states in your bios.
I did. Both are turned off and so is EIST.
post #5 of 47
Hm... thats a tough one. I have more faith in your mobo than I do with that unheard of PSU. I would definitely get a new PSU first... not only will it hopefully help you OC but it will also protect you from damaging your other components. I've seen bad psu's destroy mobos and other components...
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post #6 of 47
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
It's called vdroop, it's normal, and it's healthy. Your PSU is pretty poor though, I would upgrade it anyway.
Could it be THAT huge and unstable?
Also, what would you reccomend for replacement.
I'm looking for a good value for money, cheap PSU that's actually good quality. I'm just a 17 y.o., so my budget isn't that large.

Edit: I just checked, but my actual set VCore is 1.34375.

By the way, thanks for all of your super-quick and great responses
Edited by xIntenso - 2/28/11 at 7:34am
post #7 of 47
Does your BIOS have a load line calibration option?
post #8 of 47
That PSU should work,unless it is faulty.Don't see how it has anything to do with CPU voltage not adjusting.What bios are you using,have you updated to the latest?
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post #9 of 47
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Does your BIOS have a load line calibration option?
Nope, i've already looked for that.
post #10 of 47
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
That PSU should work,unless it is faulty.Don't see how it has anything to do with CPU voltage not adjusting.What bios are you using,have you updated to the latest?
I'm using F11e, which is the latest. I's beta but known to be stable.
Should I revert to F10?
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