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Recommended CPU Voltage?

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January 25, 2014 8:17:18 PM

System specs:
Athlon II x3 455 3.3ghz CPU
Antec Basiq 550w PSU
PNY 4gb(1x4gb) 1333mhz RAM
GTX 660 2gb GPU
Hitachi 250gb HDD
Asrock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard


Cpu-world recommends:
0.85V - 1.4V core voltage.

HWMonitor tells me:
CPU VCORE: Value = 1.464 Min = 1.456 Max = 1.480

Do those seem too high? The mobo takes care of the voltages and i'm not sure to trust it. If so, what's a good voltage for it to run at stock speeds?

Also, the CPU is made to run at 95W, but HWMonitor tells me it is running at 108.75W. Is that of any concern? Thanks.

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a c 389 à CPUs
January 26, 2014 2:33:43 PM

That's running a bit high, probably safe, but you can turn it down to 1.3v and you should be fine. After you do that run Prime95 for a couple hours and watch your temps.
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January 26, 2014 2:59:16 PM

Will do, thanks. The wattage is fine too, right?
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a c 389 à CPUs
January 26, 2014 5:44:00 PM

Yeah, should be.
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