This question has probably been asked several times but I searched the forum and couldn't find an answer. Thank you for your help in advance.
I have an E8400 and according to Intel's website, the VID Voltage Range is 0.85V – 1.3625V so I don't want to go over 1.3625v while overclocking. And I read about vdrop and vdroop and I understand what they do. But I am still confused about whether the max voltage of 1.3625v is referring to voltage in BIOS settings, voltage after vdrop, or voltage after vdroop.
intels max vid is the voltage you read from cpu-z while in windows if while overclocking you set a voltage of 1.4 in bios and then in windows on cpu-z it reads 1.35 then thats vdrop. vdroop is when the cores are loaded to 100% and then 1.35 might drop to 1.33.
Either way your fine for 1.36v as read by cpu-zoverclocking a e8400 if you plan to keep it for a few years, that should allow you to get to atleast 3.6-3.8ghz.
Sorry that really didn't answer the question. Vid is the voltage value Intel stamps individual chips, so motherboards will know how much voltage to give when set to auto, or default settings.
The question is...
Is that max voltage value they are referring to, as set in the bios, or max voltage in cpuz. I have heard from some reliable sources here at Tom's, that both are correct, so I'm looking for clarification.
Ya man... I understand v-droop and drop. The problem is this: is the max voltage in cpuz (after v-drop) or is it max setting of 1.5 in bios. Because you can set 1.55 or more to get 1.5 in cpuz. Does Intel expect people or system builders to read the voltage with software are a multimeter?
its the max setting as seen in cpu-z, intel doesnt expect anyone to measure vcore cos its only for overclockers. the max of 1.36 is when read by cpu-z so you dont reduce the life of the chip beyond the rated lifetime.