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August 27, 2002 12:56:36 AM

These are my new parts:

P4 1.8A GHZ
Abit TH7II-RAID
Samsung 512mb PC800 16bit ss RDRAM

I just installed Winbond Hardware Doctor and it lists my vcore as 1.44 roughly. It seems to me this is really low esp since in my bios it's set to 1.5v.

Can anyone explain this? If I O/C my processor to 2.4 ghz and set my vcore to 1.625 my vcore in Winbond is listed as 1.5 something.

Is this normal? PErsonally I only got O/c stable at 1.625 volts. This seems a little high isn't it?

Cooj

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August 27, 2002 1:48:17 AM

That is correct vcore.

It is how much the CPU allowed to draw vs driving 1.5v to it or more.

You can mod your mobo with a 47K ohm VR to the HIP6301 pin 7 and force your vcore to 1.5 or more.

My 2.4B draws 1.38v @ default, the lower vcore at default the better the chip is. -from my experience overclocking.

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August 27, 2002 11:39:47 AM

Yeah, if it can run stable at a lower vcore, then it probably'll have more potential, since running that speed at a lower vcore usually means it doesn't need as much vcore to go higher.

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August 27, 2002 5:27:10 PM

Actually, I think it's a power supply issue. What is your 3.3v setting reading at?

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August 27, 2002 6:05:56 PM

Hrmm,

I'm not sure I'm at work right now. I will check once I get home. What should I be looking at in terms of an okay reading?

Cooj

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August 27, 2002 7:35:00 PM

Well, if it's around 3.2v, that could explain the difference.

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August 27, 2002 9:02:59 PM

There is no problem, the TH7-II is working correctly.

That is a correct vcore reading and perfectly normal.

Even if the 3.3v was down the HIP6301 will still let the CPU draw only what it needs unless you mod the HIP6301 with a VR.


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