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Assuming you're using a B3, updating to the latest B3 bios (F3) should fix the vdroop issues. Make sure you have LLC enabled. Vcore measured with a DMM (multimeter) has been measured to be very close to the vcore set in BIOS with the UD4, even though hwinfo32 was showing lower voltages.

But, you clearly have a B2 stepping board, otherwise CPU-Z wouldn't be showing voltages correctly (it doesn't support B3 gigabyte boards at the moment). Why haven't you RMA'd the board for a B3?

The B2 boards/BIOS have worse vdroop than the B3, but Gigabyte released a final F7 or F8 for the B2 boards (not sure which it is for the UD4, though).
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I do not have the B3 and haven't RMA'd because I don't use the 3gbps sata ports but if getting the new board would be better I can RMA it.
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Ok just saw in BIOS LLC and enabled it... don't know why I didn't do this earlyer (pretty tired last night) but now i set Core voltage to 1.360 in bios getting 1.356 in CPU-z idle and 1.344. But now I was wondering if the power saving options help the overclock or not? Also if these Volts are good for 24/7 use with max temp of 62C?
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Power saving has none to very little effect on Sandy Bridge overclocks.
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And the volts seem good, you just got a worse chip - I manage 4.4GHz @ 1.3V and 65C under load. But the temps are very good.
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