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I5-3570K High Stock Voltage?

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December 8, 2012 12:32:08 AM

So I just picked up a i5-3570k that I am using with a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H. I am not overclocked or anything like that, but I noticed that my vcore hits 1.361 under full load and 1.224v idle. From what I have read this seems pretty high to me. Should I be concerned about this or is this acceptable with an Ivy Bridge processor?
a b à CPUs
December 8, 2012 11:10:10 AM

its below the max

no actual stock voltage--just a voltage range--each cpu will be slighly different

but it shouldnt be that high on stock speed

you could set llc lower in bios and use an offset voltage in the bios

1.361v is the sort of figure i would expect if you were overclocked to 4.5ghz +
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December 8, 2012 1:30:41 PM

How much lower would you recommend lowering the llc? I am new to working with voltages so I want to get this right.

Also, if I were just to leave it as it would I be looking at a decreased life for my processor?
a b à CPUs
December 8, 2012 2:05:08 PM

That won't affect the life of your CPU at all. If you overvolt, it will, but not by much - processors are generally built to last around 40 years, so think that way.
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December 8, 2012 2:17:15 PM

its up to you

but if you got a k series cpu you could overclock it

are you using the stock cooler?

my llc only needs to be on standard up to about 4.5ghz--though my 2600k will be a little different to a 3570k

if llc is on auto set it to one of the lower options

or just leave as is and up your multiplier to overclock it

just keep an eye on cpu temps with real temp or similar
January 20, 2013 4:22:09 AM

U guys never answered this. Cpu-z reports a 1.200v at 100% load and 1.265 at idle load when the cpu is at 1.6ghz. After reading few thing about the cpu it seems that 1.185 is optimal for 4.0 and right now this is not even overclocked.
January 20, 2013 4:22:43 AM

Btw same board