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So turbo evo got installed onto my computer when I put my new r3e in and well it is a very evil SOB of a program. As if I didn't learn the first time and uninstall I left it on and it did it again. (Thought it was a fluke the first time ie something I did accidentally.)


So what did it do you ask? Well it decided that 1.8 volts was good for my processor. Which since I haven't had the time to put it under my phase chiller yet it had the stock heatsink on it. Kind of a good thing I guess as it shut off when it overheated. Wouldn't have even gotten close under water it would have just died. Fortunately this chip is still kicking although I am sure not quite as healthy as it was before.

I am certain it was that as I know I had set everything off of auto in the bios and set the voltage to less than one volt at stock settings just to see how low I could go with it being stable at stock.

Got home this evening browsed ocn and decided to watch a movie. Get half way though and poof computer shuts off. I thought hmm wth. So went out and felt of the now on fire hs and knew it had done it again. Sure enough a reboot into the bios confimed it. The bios was now set at 1.8 volts. The max for this board btw. Not sure how long it was like that as I am sure the heatsink was able to keep up for awhile as there was no load on the cpu.

So be warned turbo evo by asus is very no good!!!

If this has been posted before sorry but really can't stress it enough when this thing does that randomly.

As a side note throwing 1.8 volts at your i7 won't kill it at least not immediately. Of course your mileage may vary and I don't recommend it.
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post #2 of 12
It changed it back 1.8V? That's pretty dangerous...
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lucky lucky.....
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First i was all excited cause i thought it would be a lol story about a turbo'd Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, now I am disappoint.
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Buy a lottery ticket right now.
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme;13002610 
First i was all excited cause i thought it would be a lol story about a turbo'd Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, now I am disappoint.

I only wish it was. But here is one for fun. cheers.gif

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFGr_mkQaA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFGr_mkQaA[/ame]
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Asus boards have been "famously" known for pouring completely unsafe voltage into stuff when set at auto or any sort of "tuning." This is one reason why I set ALL voltages manually on ANY asus board, and I never allow any auto setting.

Stopped trusting ANYTHING on auto with an Asus back when the old socket 775 boards were blowing up X1900XT's by overclocking them in the BIOS...(not sure about voltages...)

And Kyle on hardocp saw 1.6v put "automatically" in through his 2600k on a P8P67, during his review...
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yeah I always set everything to a manual setting. Other than my ud3p I have always had an asus board. They have never given trouble till this junk program took it upon itself to try to fry my cpu. Time will tell the true effect I suppose.
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yup this is normal for asus turbo evo, there was a 3.1v death thread over at XS about this very issue.
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3.1v? O_O can you link me to that thread? Search showed nothing.
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