Voltage Fluctuation??? ~N00b Here!~
Ok, So I'm a bit new to this scene - trying my hand at overclocking an 8700K (not delidded) with a Corsair H100i-v2 AIO cooler using the stock thermal pad.
Right now I have my Vcore voltage set at 1.3v @ 4.8GHz on all cores. When stress testing on Prime95 v26.6 I'm seeing my voltages sitting around 1.26v instead of the 1.3v that I have it set at in BIOS, and the voltages between cores isn't exactly consistent but pretty close.
Is this because I still have C-states enabled? Do I even want to force the CPU to run at exactly the voltage I set it at so long as it isn't turboing (disabled) to higher voltages and temps?
Stress testing for 30 minutes I got a max spike temperature of 81C and a max average temperature (hottest core) of 76C.
It feels snappy and stable right now but I feel like I have more temperature headroom given the fact that Prime95 creates temperatures unlike any "normal" workload would, even heavy gaming.
Also I feel like it's worth mentioning that my ambient temp is quite low this morning (~15C) with the window open and air purifier fan blasting, I have to take that into consideration right? Even if I'm using an AIO water cooler?
Thanks for any feedback, can't wait to see what this thing can do!