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Okay, I had my BIOS reset and redid all my settings and I got this...

Is this normal, my Vcore seems very low for my clock speed, not sure if its Vdroop or just a good chip

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post #2 of 10
The core voltage you see in CPU-Z is not your VID, that is the actual voltage the software is reading. If you want to see what you're VID is get core temp. You will see one of the rows literally stating "VID."

So yes, that is vdroop.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/30/11 at 4:43am
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Core temp says 1.18v, BIOS says the same too.. Must be CPU Z being funny.
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Core temp says 1.18v, BIOS says the same too.. Must be CPU Z being funny.
Both your bios and Cpu-Z are correct. Usually the idle voltage is a bit lower then you set in the bios. The voltage under load will change as well.
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^^This
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post #6 of 10
It's called speedstep.Put the cpu under full load too see your actual v core.
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It seemed to me he does not have speed spectrum enabled. I had a E7200 that would do 3.6 Ghz in stock volt. I never pushed it harder than that. It is in wife's comp and she do not want me to mess with it anymore. But yeah, it is possible to get to 3.6 - 3.7 on sub 1.2v. Once you get to 3.8 or higher, you may have to increase voltage beyond 1.2v.
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post #8 of 10
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I cannot get higher as I'm limited to 411FSB and that screenshot was at full load..

Speedstep On/off is an option in my BIOS but it still works on both modes which defeats the purpose of the option if it will just work anyways..

Right now with it enabled just internet browsing its at 2.5ghz and 1.12v.
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post #9 of 10
just 411 with a dual core? ist it ddr800 ram? if yes you need to change your sticks if you want to go higher.. 4ghz should be easily done with your cpu, but unfortunately i cant tell you anything about your mobo..
post #10 of 10
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My RAM if I set it to DDR2 800 Mode will run at 990mhz with 1.92v and be stable.

I have it set at DDR667, tricking my MOBO so it runs 1:1 FSB:RAM Divider and tighter timings..

My board is G31 Chipset so its limit is 411FSB, whats it matter its going to get nerfed soonish..
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