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AMD Phenom II 965 BE core voltage vs VID

Hey, I'm fairly new to overclocking and I'm looking to overclock my cpu to around 4.0ghz.

I have installed the Hyper 212 Evo and it's all looking well.
What is the difference between Core Voltage and VID? Thank you.
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  1. VID (Voltage Identifier) = Voltage Level "request" by the CPU to the motherboard.

    VCore = Actual voltage "delivered/supplied" by the mobo to the cpu.

    About the voltage reading, VID is just a state or information that is in the CPU, while vcore is the actual voltage, and as usual, software based reading on vcore is not very accurate, expecting +/-10 to 20% off for normal condition.

    Whats your voltage at now? :)

    Dont go over 1.5 on 965 :D
  2. Adrian Ocampo said:
    VID (Voltage Identifier) = Voltage Level "request" by the CPU to the motherboard.

    VCore = Actual voltage "delivered/supplied" by the mobo to the cpu.

    About the voltage reading, VID is just a state or information that is in the CPU, while vcore is the actual voltage, and as usual, software based reading on vcore is not very accurate, expecting +/-10 to 20% off for normal condition.

    Whats your voltage at now? :)

    Dont go over 1.5 on 965 :D


    VID is 1.4
    While Core Voltage (According to CPU-Z) is at 1.344 - 1.368 V, I'm currently at 3.6GHZ.
  3. Thats prety good at that freq :). What will you be overclocking? multiplier or bus?
  4. Adrian Ocampo said:
    Thats prety good at that freq :). What will you be overclocking? multiplier or bus?


    Multiplier preferably, any tips?
  5. Best answer
    Here is a good guide for overclocking your 965.
    This is what i used to overclock mine. :)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1874931/amd-black-edition-overclock-guide-raisng-multiplier.html
  6. Adrian Ocampo said:
    Here is a good guide for overclocking your 965.
    This is what i used to overclock mine. :)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1874931/amd-black-edition-overclock-guide-raisng-multiplier.html


    Alright man, I'll look into that tomorrow or so I guess.
    A bit tired from all the hassle I've had installing the Hyper Evo. Ended up bending a few pins, went through the painstaking process of straightening them all out. Here I am, a fully functional pc. :)
  7. Hahaha the love for the pc :)). Goodluck with it man :)
  8. Adrian Ocampo said:
    Hahaha the love for the pc :)). Goodluck with it man :)


    Cheers man. :)
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