Advise! Want to lower Vcore on I7 overclock Tags: CPUs Overclocking Intel i7 Last response: April 30, 2009 2:17 PM in Overclocking Share blackandblue April 30, 2009 7:44:15 AM Currently have i7 stable @3.8 ghz With Asus Rampage II Extreme using extreme tweaker. My Vcore is fairly high for my current overclock and Im looking for advice for lowering the cpu vcore while keeping system stability @ 3.8 ghz. Mother Board ( Asus Rampage II Extreme ) Drivers ( ) Bios ( 1306 ) CPU ( i7 920 ) CPU Cooler ( Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme ) Memory ( 3x2GB Corsair 1600 7 7 7 19) PSU ( ABS Tagan BZ 1100w ) GPU ( EVGA GTX295 ) Drivers ( 182.50 ) Operating System ( Vista 64) Extreme Tweaker AI Overclock Tuner (Manual) OC from CPU Level Up (Auto) OC from Memory Level Up (Auto) Cpu Ratio Setting (Auto) CPU Turbo Power Limit (Enabled) CPU Config C1E Support (Disabled) Hardware Prefetcher (Enabled) Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Enabled) Virtualization Tech (Disabled) CPU TM Function (Disabled) Execute Disable Bit (Disabled) HT Technology (Enabled) Active Processor Cores (All) A20m (Disabled) Speedstep Tech (Disabled) Turbo Mode (Disabled) C-State Tech (Disabled) Blck Freq (190) PCIE Freq (100) Dram Freq (1523 mhz) QPi Link Data Rate (6857 MT/s) DRAM Timings tcl (7) trcd (7) trp (7) tras (19) *All Other Timings on Auto* (including 2nd set and 3rd set) EPU II Phase Control (Full Phase) Load Line Calibration (Enabled) CPU Differential Amplitude (Auto) Extreme OV (Disabled) Voltages CPU (1.4625) CPU PLL (1.89542) QPI/DRAM Core (1.39375) IOH (1.1664) IOH PCIE (1.511) ICH (1.1134) ICH PCIE (1.511) DRAM Bus (1.65681) DRAM Ref *All Preset* Spectrum and Skew CPU Spread Spectrum (Disabled) PCIE Spread Spectrum (Disabled) CPU Clock Skew (Auto) IOH Clock Skew (Auto) More about : advise lower vcore overclock sharken April 30, 2009 8:29:40 AM similiar overclock using same things disabled, but I run vcore 1.2750 CPU pll 1.90 QPI/Dram 1.2750 Dram 1.64 Those settings for stable 3.8 upped some for 4.0 Running P6T deluxe True 120 AS 5 antec 900 Helloworld_98 April 30, 2009 10:17:36 AM it's his cpu not cooling etc, you got a bad cpu so you need the higher voltage for overclocks, and cooling won't make a major difference to your vCore. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SirCrono April 30, 2009 2:17:35 PM You could try pencil modding your mobo to reduce vDroop, what you'll need: -A grpahite pencil -Your mobo -Cojones (Balls) The instructions are here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/269840-asus... Do this at your own risk though. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMax safe vcore /temp i7 2600k? ForumStabilizing an overclock at a lower VCore ForumOC advise on new build w/ i7 2600k ForumHelp With First i7 Overclock : ForumOverclocking i7 960 chip ForumMinimum vcore possible is good? I7 920 4ghz ForumLow Vcore ForumI7 3770k 1.3 vCore 4.5Ghz 100deg celcius+? ForumFirst i7 3770K Overclock thoughts and one question! ForumIs it bad to lower VCore ? ForumNf7s v2.0 and Mobile Athlon: more stable at lower Vcore ? ForumQuestion about i7 980X Vcore and prime95 ForumLower VCORE on A7V8X? ForumI7 960 overclock ForumCan't get i7 920 to overclock ForumI need a stable overclock guide for i7 990x / DX58SO2 ForumI7 920 D0 VCore readout ForumCrossfire HD7870 x8 questions? ForumQ6600 EP45-UD3R First build / overclock ForumVoltage drop under load should I raise my vcore? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !