Originally Posted by candy wrapper;12714391
Ok, first of all I might be completely off here but is the cpu voltage that you can adjust in the bios the same as the core voltage that is displayed in cpu-z ? If it is, then why does it not show the proper voltage, for example in my bios I set my cpu voltage to 1.4 v but in cpu z it says 1.300 -.400 v (it varies from around that), I have auto voltage turned off obviously (If I didnt I would not be able to change the cpu voltage in the first place.
This is completely normal. The value you set in the BIOS is the maximum voltage the CPU can be exposed to taking into account voltage spikes when you go from a loaded to unloaded state. This is as Intel designed it, a voltage drop from the BIOS set value, and a further drop when you load the CPU.
This bothers a lot of people and that is why load line calibration was introduced. If you enable that the value you set in the BIOS is the under-load voltage value, and there is some motherboard jiggery-pokery going on to keep that value constant as you go from loaded to unloaded.
I prefer the former situation because you know for a fact what the maximum voltage you are exposing your CPU to is. If you enable LLC you are exposing the CPU to unknown spikes (which happen far to fast for you to detect with software monitoring).
Ultimately as long as you're not near the extremes of acceptable voltages it's probably fine to enable LLC though if you'd rather see what your BIOS set voltage is as your CPU voltage in cpu-z.