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post #1 of 8
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On my MB it says that my voltage is on Auto. Does this mean that it will adjust voltages by itself?

That sounds really good if it is like that because that means I can OC without having to adjust the voltage.
post #2 of 8
That depends on the board. Usually it will just read the VID from the chip, and run it at that voltage. This is fine for stock. Some boards will increase the voltage if you use the overclocking features and leave it on auto, but they often pump in way more voltage than you need.
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I would suggest that you change it(if your overclocking). Some times it can add a larger amount of voltage than necessary to your chip.
 
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post #4 of 8
set your voltages manually, especially for CPU, CPU/NB and RAM.
MY mobo will pump a lot of volts, if keep it on AUTO
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post
set your voltages manually, especially for CPU, CPU/NB and RAM.
MY mobo will pump a lot of volts, if keep it on AUTO
Is that bad? Will that end up damaging my CPU?
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Is that bad? Will that end up damaging my CPU?
Yes, too many volts can kill your CPU. Maybe not instantly but your CPU could degrade much quicker.
Edited by harmor - 4/24/11 at 4:17pm
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Is that bad? Will that end up damaging my CPU?
depends on how high is your OC, and how good is your cooling system.
My mobo sets the CPU volt @ 1.475V for 4GHz, but I need like 1.33-1.34V
Anyway, the mobo will not set it higher than 1.50V(or 1.55V, dont remember), and with a good cooler, the CPU should be OK
Edited by IOSEFINI - 4/24/11 at 4:34pm
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post #8 of 8
yeah if you let your mobo set it, typically it's too much like everyone is saying, but plus,

more heat, the more it gives you, your overclock won't be stable cause of the heat, so when you manually set it, you can have a reference point, and then go down from there, you'll be surprised at the results with a cooler, more stable overclock.
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