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This makes no sense. On load my cpu voltage isn't what i set it to be, and the temps are way to high in opinion, but i wont complain about the cpu voltage being that low and getting 4mhz. BUT on idle it has the cpu voltage that i originally set. Something isn't right, or something isn't accurate, or my cooling isn't the best, or my CPU ain't the best out the bunch. But far as cooling goes, i got 6 case fans, including the 2 on NH-D14.

    
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That's perfectly normal. On idle, SpeedStep is lowering your CPU clocks to decrease power usage. It's a useful little feature
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That's perfectly normal. On idle, SpeedStep is lowering your CPU clocks to decrease power usage. It's a useful little feature
Yes i know this. But i am asking is-why on load my voltage isn't what i put it to be, and on idle the voltage is what i had put it to be? And I'm sure 60c is way to high to be at 4mhz. There is no way i can OC higher then 4mhz with specs like this.
    
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The D14 is one of the best air coolers out there. You temperatures are not too shabby, but I would imagine with a 32nm processor and that cooler you could do better. Maybe TIM issues? Either way - it is not going to kill the processor.
If I saw the pictures correct, I am confused too. At load it shows 1.168 Vcore while at idle it shows 1.248. I would assume it would be the other way around...or maybe it is time I get some reading glasses. Either that or CPU-Z is going all bonkus.
On another note, from my own experience, I would disable all power saving options - such as speed spectrum, C1E, etc. They cause stability issue during normal operations. Just let your processor run at 4 Ghz all the time. At idle, you will see a temp of around 25 - 30c or less, but not bad (again speaking in terms of my 45nm - yours could be better).
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There should be an option on your motherboard called "offset voltage", or something like that. Either offset voltage, or dynamic voltage, dynamic vcore, etc. That number is an offset number, it sets the voltage based on the clock speed of the processor at the time.

So for example, once your processor downclocks to 1.6GHz, the voltage will go down along with it. Experiment with that setting, and wrangle it to your liking.

As for your overclock itself, I'm sure you can easily hit 4.8GHz with a Noctua NH-D14. Your temps for 4.0GHz seem a little high, maybe try a reseat of the CPU cooler. Good luck.
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The D14 is one of the best air coolers out there. You temperatures are not too shabby, but I would imagine with a 32nm processor and that cooler you could do better. Maybe TIM issues? Either way - it is not going to kill the processor.
If I saw the pictures correct, I am confused too. At load it shows 1.168 Vcore while at idle it shows 1.248. I would assume it would be the other way around...or maybe it is time I get some reading glasses. Either that or CPU-Z is going all bonkus.
On another note, from my own experience, I would disable all power saving options - such as speed spectrum, C1E, etc. They cause stability issue during normal operations. Just let your processor run at 4 Ghz all the time. At idle, you will see a temp of around 25 - 30c or less, but not bad (again speaking in terms of my 45nm - yours could be better).
You don't need reading classes, because you looked at it the right way. My idle temps are lower then 40c though, about 33c it's only around 40 cause i took the screen shot right afterwards. And what are all these power saving features you're talking about? What happens when you turn them off?
    
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Well, I noticed that your multiplier isnt locked, which tells me you have an option in your bios that is effecting proc speed and voltage, turn it off. Then you wont have to worry about it changing on you. Then rerun the test and see if it does it again.
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Well, I noticed that your multiplier isnt locked, which tells me you have an option in your bios that is effecting proc speed and voltage, turn it off. Then you wont have to worry about it changing on you. Then rerun the test and see if it does it again.
And what options would those be, sir?
    
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your temps are about right for ht on, not the best chip either... it's about like mine...

personally i don't give a **** I'm keeping it at 5Ghz even with ideal at 60C, full load it will hit 88C.

IT'S a $300 chip if it degrades or dies I'll buy a new one (if warranty wont cover)
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To lock your voltage, you need to turn off Speed Step or what your board probably calls Advanced Speed Step.

This will stop massive voltage fluctuations. There will still be a few very minimal voltage fluctuations, but nothing as drastic as Speed Step enabled.

The other power saving features you should dissable to help oc stability. C1, C3, C6..

After you do this, start your overclocking proceedures again. You may want to dissable Hyper Threading too. That will help you get a higher clock at lower temps. There is no reason to have it on. Hardly anything uses more than 4 cores/threads.

Leave turbo mode on and also enable oc tuner to unlock multipliers.
 
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