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I have to disagree here - my CPU cooling may not be the most efficient on the market but it succeeds in keeping the i5 below 60 at full load at 4.5gHz and (*sigh*) 1.328v so it is not that bad either. And with this cooler when I let it run in idle at 1.29v it is approx. 5 degrees hotter then when it runs full automatic vcore (somewhere around 0,9v). So with 1.29v I get to around 26-27C idle, with 0.9v around 21-22C (ambient is 20C). This may not be a huge difference, but it's there with MSI and it's not there with the competitors . This may not result in large difference in life of the CPU, but the difference will be there none the less.
I would like to point out that 22 degrees Celsius = 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit. I don't know where you live, or what your cooler is (fill out your system specs for us please User CP>Edit System), but 71F is a nice ambient temp for most houses in temperate climates. What I am saying is that unless you are using artificial cooling, you can't expect a temperature lower than your ambient anyway.
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I would like to point out that 22 degrees Celsius = 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit. I don't know where you live, or what your cooler is (fill out your system specs for us please User CP>Edit System), but 71F is a nice ambient temp for most houses in temperate climates. What I am saying is that unless you are using artificial cooling, you can't expect a temperature lower than your ambient anyway.
Well, I live in Poland and right now we are experiencing a vengeful reappearance of semi winterish temperatures (around 5C this night). Yesterday I opened window and went to other room and left the computer with realtemp on. When I came back it was showing the min temperature on all cores at 18C . I thought the temp diode was malfunctioning, but the thermometer on my alarm clock was showing 16,5C. Talk about pro-overclocking weather .
Anyway: yes I do agree, that temperatures around 6C above ambient in idle are very decent, but with automatic vcore I can go 1-2C above ambient which is even better

As for my previous post: I redid the realtemp calibration, and this time the clock dropped down to 800mhz but the voltage remained at 1.29v. I think that at the time that I took that screenshoot I have just updated my bios and did not load any overclocking profile, so the vcore was on auto and thus it dropped.

As a side note: I would love my idle voltage to drop below 0.8v like in this screenshot while also be able to overclock... When MSI, when???
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Well, I've updated the bios to the latest release version available on MSI just to see if it would have an effect on my blue screen problem. Flash was successful and I brought back all my settings for a 4.5 OC @ 1.32 and haven't had a bluescreen for a whole day now so I guess that's a good sign. I noticed though my system using more volts than before when I was on bios 1.8, in both idle and load situations. 1.8 peaks out at my chosen 1.32, while now it peaks out at 1.37 - 1.38. I believe this is a known issue though, but would this also be what's helping prevent the bluescreens from coming back?

I guess this is how people are able to set lower vcores for similar overclocks than me because later bioses inflate the setting
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Hey, so new question. I pretty much had everything stable at 4.6 GHz on the CPU side of things. I was wondering how increasing core voltage affects voltage for my video card? I've been having some glitching issues and from what I read it may have to do with a lack of power or something. Would having higher core voltage reduce power to my video card?
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Well, I've updated the bios to the latest release version available on MSI just to see if it would have an effect on my blue screen problem. Flash was successful and I brought back all my settings for a 4.5 OC @ 1.32 and haven't had a bluescreen for a whole day now so I guess that's a good sign. I noticed though my system using more volts than before when I was on bios 1.8, in both idle and load situations. 1.8 peaks out at my chosen 1.32, while now it peaks out at 1.37 - 1.38. I believe this is a known issue though, but would this also be what's helping prevent the bluescreens from coming back?

I guess this is how people are able to set lower vcores for similar overclocks than me because later bioses inflate the setting
Later BIOSes have contained lots of Vcore tweaks. The higher Vcore could very well be what's preventing your BSODs.
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Hey, so new question. I pretty much had everything stable at 4.6 GHz on the CPU side of things. I was wondering how increasing core voltage affects voltage for my video card? I've been having some glitching issues and from what I read it may have to do with a lack of power or something. Would having higher core voltage reduce power to my video card?
Only if your PSU is inadequate. It isn't, your TruePower is one of the best on the market.
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Only if your PSU is inadequate. It isn't, your TruePower is one of the best on the market.
Thanks. I dropped it down to 4.3 GHz and 1.3 V but that didn't help (seemed worse actually). Re-loaded my saved 4.6 GHz profile and all is well so far *knock on wood*
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It seems that my computer shuts off with my current oc when playing games for a long period of time. Increasing the cpu voltage doesn't help so does updating my bios from 1.9 to 1B fix this problem?

I think the problem has something to do with the XMP enabled. Computer doesn't shut off on its own when its disabled but the timings are loose (9-9-9-25 XMP) (9-10-10-28 No XMP) and no option in the bios to manually change them.
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It seems that my computer shuts off with my current oc when playing games for a long period of time. Increasing the cpu voltage doesn't help so does updating my bios from 1.9 to 1B fix this problem?

I think the problem has something to do with the XMP enabled. Computer doesn't shut off on its own when its disabled but the timings are loose (9-9-9-25 XMP) (9-10-10-28 No XMP) and no option in the bios to manually change them.
There is, it's under advanced DRAM configuration.
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I'm looking at your guides temps and they seem really high compared to mine. I'm wondering if my realtemp needs adjustment for sandybridge or if the silver arrow is that good (heck my max temps are lower than your idle temps).
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I'm looking at your guides temps and they seem really high compared to mine. I'm wondering if my realtemp needs adjustment for sandybridge or if the silver arrow is that good (heck my max temps are lower than your idle temps).
I started RealTemp while Prime was running which is why the minimum temps are so high. I idle at ~30. RealTemp doesn't need any offsets for SB.

Your load temps could be a combination of a better cooler, lower Vcore and lower ambient, who knows?

I can tell you that my PC's been running for 90 hours since last reboot and I've maxed out at 70C and idled at 24C, but that's at 4.7 GHz.
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