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Voltage auto adjusts in bios and windows, despite setting manually

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Last response: in Overclocking
April 15, 2012 12:53:59 PM


Trying to overclock a q9550 on a Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard. I'm starting modest, pushing a 345 FSB up from a 333 with a 8.5X multiplier (not changeable). Boots okay, but I get prime95 errors. I'm seeing when i open cpu-z that the voltage is running at 1.212-1.248 despite me setting it at 1.275 in the bios. I went through and disabled every voltage/speed setting I could find in the bios, but I still get this throttle. Can anyone shed some insight? Any more information you need, I'd be happy to provide

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April 15, 2012 1:04:41 PM

Just looking at your title, I already knew you got the Gigabyte board :) 

- Use Driver Sweeper to clean all Gigabyte softwares
- Reflash your BIOS (use Qflash with USB drive, just be careful)
April 15, 2012 1:26:56 PM

Heh, thanks. I spent a while thinking of how to describe what's happening.

When I use driver sweeper, I'm sweeping with intel chipset correct? I've only used this for graphics drivers before
April 20, 2012 7:37:43 PM

Well I tried the suggestion above and I still get the same problem. Any other suggestions? With Tribes Ascend out, I'm really looking to send my CPU into overdrive!