Hey everyone, just getting my computer going and Im running CPU-Z and a few other programs to check out my voltages and clock speeds and everything looks normal so far but my cpu core voltage is .928 volts. After looking around I found that most ppl had a standard voltage of around 1.2v. Is this a good thing, bad thing? Im not sure what to make of it. Any suggestions?
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 (not overclocked)
CPU Cooler: Ultra Chil-tek thermal-electric cooler
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Memory: Corsair i7 Dominator 6 x 2048mb DDR3 PC12800
Video Cards: Two EVGA GTX285 F.T.W. edition in SLI with standard ASUS bridge
Power Supply: Ultra X3 1600w power supply (I have it running 1200w currently)
Case: Cooler-Master HAF932 w/ stock fan setup
Additional: NZXT Fan Controller, LG DVD-RW, Seagate SATA 1.5tb HDD, and I also have the 22" Viewsonic 120mhz 3d Monitor running at 1680x1050
My OS is Windows 7 64bit RC
Lower voltage is always good. As long as it's not crashing or anything like that, I would not worry about it at all. With that voltage though, I bet you're talking about idle voltage. Load up the CPU with something like Prime95 and I bet the voltage will climb to 1.1V or higher.
Wow thanks for all the feedback guys, Cjl was right on, when I load the cpu it jumps up to the 1.1v mark. Overclocking is where i want to go with this I was thinking about going to the 3.3mhz or 3.6 mark but maybe Ill give the 4.0mhz a try.
The Core i7 CPU asks the motherboard for the voltage level it needs according to whatever load it's currently under. When lightly loaded it requests less than 1 volt, but when the load picks up it will request up to 1.25V or so.