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I set my vcore to 1.4 in bios... but in cpuz it shows 1.36 under load... I heard that the max vcore for my chip is 1.3625... but since I'm only on 1.36 in windows, is it safe to leave it at 1.4 in bios?? Any help will be appreciated... Thanks
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Mine degraded in 3 months with 1.48v. Never give it more than 1.4v if you wanna use it couple of years.
1.3750 is Intel's max safe.
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Originally Posted by Nautilus;12609047 
Mine degraded in 3 months with 1.48v. Never give it more than 1.4v if you wanna use it couple of years.
1.3750 is Intel's max safe.

I see.. But is it safe to be on 1.36 in windows under load?? Even tho it says 1.4 in bios, but is it actually running on 1.36 in real life?
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is that E0 Q9550?
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1.4v Max i would go and 1.3625v for 24/7. Q9550 is not limited by voltage core but MB FSB capability.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mmsandi;12609095 
is that E0 Q9550?

Yea
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;12609103 
1.4v Max i would go and 1.3625v for 24/7. Q9550 is not limited by voltage core but MB FSB capability.

Well... which vcore I should be worry about, cpuz or bios? Just wondering if cpuz reads my at 1.36, so does that mean my chip is running at 1.36 24/7? sry for all these noob questions lol
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post #8 of 21
and have u tried lowering vcore? that is too much for E0 @4ghz, if u r going after your sys sig

edit: every chip vdrops @ load
Edited by mmsandi - 3/4/11 at 9:02am
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post #9 of 21
@xxlap1xx

Do you have any bottlenecks with your setup? Planing to get a Q9550. I'm asking you this since you have a good card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mmsandi;12609187 
and have u tried lowering vcore? that is too much for E0 @4ghz, if u r going after your sys sig

edit: every chip vdrops @ load

Sry I forgot to mention that I'm aiming for like 4.16 or 4.2ghz... dunno if i can get that high with my current rams... but ever since i loosen my timing, it seems like I can do 4.16ghz... when I run prime, my #1 worker fails after a few minutes... So I dunno if it's my ram's limiting it or i'm not having enough vcore

I'm currently on 1.35v for 4ghz... still pretty high huh?
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