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Software reads much higher CPU voltages than set in BIOS

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June 6, 2014 10:34:39 AM

Hello everyone,
I have recently overclocked my core i5- 4670K to 4.4 ghz. For some reason, different monitoring software (Asus AI Suite 3 & HWinfo) read much higher voltages than I set in the BIOS (up to 0.3V higher) on idle.
From what I read, it's because of LLC (which I am using)
My motherboard is Asus Gene Vi.
Is there any way to determine if these reads are correct?
Should I do something about it?
Thank you in advance.
June 6, 2014 11:51:05 PM

Go and check the voltages in your BIOS.
They are the accurate ones.
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June 7, 2014 5:25:20 AM

Seems like you're right.
I've just checked and the BIOS reads seem much better. I've set the Vcore to 1.259 yet it reads 2 cores as 1.264, one as 1.280 and another as 1.314.
Is this normal? (note: the CPU is cooled well, tested)
Thanks.
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June 7, 2014 7:28:53 AM

Yes it is normal if you are overclocking and that you have said the cpu is well cooled, you will not have any problems like BSOD/crashing/freezing etc etc.
If you would like to further test the stability you can run PassMark burn in test or any other CPU stress test.
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June 7, 2014 7:48:57 AM

Glad to hear. I was a bit stressed about it.
Thanks!
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June 7, 2014 7:53:39 AM

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