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1.3625 = max VID as in the max it could be shipped at
1.45 = absolute max Vcore according to intel datasheet
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mine hit 4.0 on low volts 1.250
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@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.
Honestly I would say yes... I think it's bottlenecking when i play games that's more cpu bound, such as gta4, everything maxed out... I saw some videos online that other ppl play the same game, with a same card, but with a i7 930 at 4ghz...everything maxed out too... and his fps is a lot more smoother than mind..
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Honestly I would say yes... I think it's bottlenecking when i play games that's more cpu bound, such as gta4, everything maxed out... I saw some videos online that other ppl play the same game, with a same card, but with a i7 930 at 4ghz...everything maxed out too... and his fps is a lot more smoother than mind.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8eZuoLP0zA
Thanks for the honest answer but I have to say GTA 4 is coded really bad even Black Ops. What about new games? Like the recent ones.
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"1.4" in BIOS is just a label. Run P95 and use CPU-Z as your loaded reference voltage for comparisons to other peoples settings.
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Thanks for the honest answer but I have to say GTA 4 is coded really bad even Black Ops. What about new games? Like the recent ones.
Um... in BC2, I get pretty good fps, average around 100... but i do get a significant of fps drop to like 35fps when there's a major explosion in front of me, specially when i'm zooming ( but I dont know if this is normal for a 580 )... anyways I would go for a 2600k if I were you, if you planning on getting a 580, so then you can really use up all the power of the card... and the price is not much of a difference too...
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Honestly I would say yes... I think it's bottlenecking when i play games that's more cpu bound, such as gta4, everything maxed out... I saw some videos online that other ppl play the same game, with a same card, but with a i7 930 at 4ghz...everything maxed out too... and his fps is a lot more smoother than mind..]
try running your RAM at 1066, I noticed my framerates smooth out a lot when I overclocked from 800 to 1066
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I personally go by BIOS settings. Don't trust software. I've had many long-term OC's and never lost a chip.
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I personally go by BIOS settings. Don't trust software. I've had many long-term OC's and never lost a chip.
I see... You got some nice voltages there
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post #20 of 21
For Safe 24/7 usage keep these voltages under:

Vcore=1.40V (under LOAD shown in CPU-Z)

CPU Termination a.k.a. vFSB/VTT= 1.40V

CPU PLL=1.58V..

Keep your core temperatures under 75C at all time..

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