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HWinfo32 is better than HWmonitor. might not be able to use it with Afterburner running, or with a game that runs Xtrap..causes stuttering..but none in Sacred 2, Rift or other games....
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Still, you CPU voltage has gone up due to your OC and if you want to know how far your mobo is pushing it, you need hwmonitor32. I suspect you are seeing 1.37 under load at least.
Well, got home, installed HWMonitor, and then ran 3 passes of LinX. Voltage is maxed out at 1.34, so I'm still pretty low.

Then I decided to try 1.280v in BIOS and then 1.25v. Both were able to run 3 passes of LinX.

So it looks like I will be able to lower the volts even more. I don't have a lot of time today to do more lengthy testing, but I definitely will over the next few days.

I appreciate you pointing out HWMonitor to check the volts and stuff. CPU-Z did report higher voltage while under load, but since I ran the 50 runs yesterday while I slept, I never saw it.
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You should try Prime95 blend, I can pass 25 runs of Linx at 4.5ghz 1.256v under load but it fails blend usually in minutes or sometimes within an hour or two, it needs 1.264v under load to pass Prime :l
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You should try Prime95 blend, I can pass 25 runs of Linx at 4.5ghz 1.256v under load but it fails blend usually in minutes or sometimes within an hour or two, it needs 1.264v under load to pass Prime :l
You're probably right. I just BSOD while updating a game. Went into the BIOS and changed to 1.275v. Little by little...heh

Hell, even if I put it back to 1.3, and get max volts of 1.34 under load, that's still not that bad, right? We don't have a definitive answer on max volts for these chips yet, do we?
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Looks good, you still have a load of headroom left on the core volts. Your temps are pretty high for water. Do you have a shroud (shrowd? w/e)?
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I noticed HWmonitor shows my temps 3c lower then coretemp. Do you notice the same thing Demented?
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Looks good, you still have a load of headroom left on the core volts. Your temps are pretty high for water. Do you have a shroud (shrowd? w/e)?
One shroud on the push fan. But I don't think my temps are that bad. I'm happy with anything under 70c.

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I noticed HWmonitor shows my temps 3c lower then coretemp. Do you notice the same thing Demented?
Actually, when I first saw it, it looked like they were higher in HWMonitor than Coretemp.

EDIT: Just checked again, and yeah, they're like 3-4degrees higher in HWMonitor.
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Actually, when I first saw it, it looked like they were higher in HWMonitor than Coretemp.

EDIT: Just checked again, and yeah, they're like 3-4degrees higher in HWMonitor.
I'm not sure why mine are 3c lower. I don't know what to believe. I will have to believe that coretemp is right, because I don't want to take the chance I'm wrong.
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Still, you CPU voltage has gone up due to your OC and if you want to know how far your mobo is pushing it, you need hwmonitor32. I suspect you are seeing 1.37 under load at least.
CPUz is telling me 1.312v under load (set to 1.280v in the BIOS) @4.8 Ghz. You seriously think this is an inaccurate number? I can tell you by my temps ( < 60C) that is isn't higher than 1.312v...
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CPUz is telling me 1.312v under load (set to 1.280v in the BIOS) @4.8 Ghz. You seriously think this is an inaccurate number? I can tell you by my temps ( < 60C) that is isn't higher than 1.312v...
Under 60 at 4.8 is most impressive.
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