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September 5, 2012 4:06:49 PM

I have my cpu overclock to 4.0mhz i did it via multiplier n disable a few things in Bios my question is my voltage goes from 1.33 to 1.31 to as low as 1.29 is this is normal? i use cpuid hardware monitor n cpuz to see this my pecs are theses:

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a c 105 à CPUs
September 5, 2012 4:10:02 PM


If its stable then thats a good thing, stock voltage is 1.39V i think.

Test for stability with Prime95 for a few hours (24Hrs recommended).
September 5, 2012 4:13:07 PM

yes it is stable i left the voltage on auto in bios i ran prime92 blend test yesterday for 2 1/2 hours n stable n i ran a cpl of times amd overdrive stability test for 2 hours n stable my normal temps ate 28c to 30c on idle n no full work load n on testing the hightest i got was 53c
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a c 105 à CPUs
September 5, 2012 4:16:08 PM

Are you going to try to overclock it a bit more?
September 5, 2012 4:17:53 PM

thinking about it but this was my fist overclock i ever done i did research on here on google n youtube
a c 105 à CPUs
September 5, 2012 4:22:48 PM

Still impressive, that voltage for that clock speed and its stable.
September 5, 2012 4:27:55 PM

i guess lol lol i guess this is normal like i said just got it to 4MHZ via multiplier n disable a few things in Bios n left everything else on stock like the voltage is on auto n no memory overclock but my voltage goes from 1.33 to 1.29 to 1.31 to 1.30 i guess this is normal
September 5, 2012 4:42:02 PM

Do you have load line calibration enabled? this will up your voltage according to the cpu load. I leave this feature on auto as it is very useful and helps with stability. I went from 1.36V unloaded to 1.38V loaded. I disabled it and ran cinnibench to test it out and my cpu dropped from 1.36V to 1.23V so I immediatly turned it back on. So if you have this feature enabled yes your change in voltage is normal
September 5, 2012 4:48:53 PM

yeah i have it on auto i disable cool&quiet n APM master mode but load line n c1e n c6 are on auto n enable right now the voltage reads 1.312 n it drop to 1.29 so i do not know if this is normal or not
a b à CPUs
September 5, 2012 4:52:04 PM

4 MHz? What is this, 1980s? :lol: 

Anyway as long as the system is stable a little voltage droop isn't dangerous.
September 5, 2012 4:55:07 PM

yeah for now 4MHZ this was my first overclock on prime92 blend test it goes from 1.31 to 1.33
a b à CPUs
September 5, 2012 5:06:02 PM

If your system is stable, there is no problem.
a c 105 à CPUs
September 5, 2012 5:10:04 PM

Do you mean 4Ghz?
September 5, 2012 5:37:50 PM

i am just a little worrie thinking my psu went bad since it is not popular psu thats all but yeah it is stable right now i been running prime95 blend test for over 1 hours already n no problems yet n i had ran it yesterday for 2 1\2 hours n no problem with a temp of 53c that most i saw n 49c to 50c n on idle 28c to 30c