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What determines greater current pull? Is it the voltage you use to increase stability to an overclock, or does keeping the voltage the same and increasing the clock speed pull more? This is making me wonder cause the CPU itself gets hotter with either option.
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The frequency is the main cause of current pull, though both voltage and frequency play a part. Voltage increases the heat because its higher voltage which means more "push" through the cpu. Thats why if you increase your vcore at stock not much temp difference happens, if you drop the frequency at stock then the temps drop rapidly
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