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First time CPU overclocking, voltage too high?

Hey guys, so I decided to join the overclocking world recently, i picked up G3258 and started Ocing slowly. I stopped at 4.4Ghz, which i run stable right now, but i feel like 1.3Vcore is too high. I tried lowering it but i couldnt go any lower. Is there any way to make it lover? Other people got 4.5 stable at 1.200V, so it feels like i'm missing something or have something set incorrectly in bios. I also have CPU Cache set to 4GHz. Everything else is set to auto.


Also ASUS Ai shows that i have Vcore 1.302V and VCCIN 1.744V, but other software like HWmonitor have it swapped (VCore 1.744, VID 1.302) Is that correct?

Thanks for your time, Martin.
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    It's a luck o' the dice thing on how good of a chip you get. Yours is better than some. Some people can't get over 4.0. If you want the chip to last for a long time, you'll drop it down to 4.2 at 1.2 volts. If you don't care, cause it's a cheap chip, then leave it.
    You can manually tune other voltages, although I don't know how much that'll help anything.
    1.3 for core voltage isn't crazy. There's a chap on the forum who's running his 3258 at over 1.4 volts and all he's getting is 4.2. OTH, I know of someone who's got 4.4 out of 1.18. So it's a crapshoot.
    I would say this on the HWMonitor deal, trust your bios settings.
  2. dudmont said:
    It's a luck o' the dice thing on how good of a chip you get. Yours is better than some. Some people can't get over 4.0. If you want the chip to last for a long time, you'll drop it down to 4.2 at 1.2 volts. If you don't care, cause it's a cheap chip, then leave it.
    You can manually tune other voltages, although I don't know how much that'll help anything.
    1.3 for core voltage isn't crazy. There's a chap on the forum who's running his 3258 at over 1.4 volts and all he's getting is 4.2. OTH, I know of someone who's got 4.4 out of 1.18. So it's a crapshoot.
    I would say this on the HWMonitor deal, trust your bios settings.


    Thank you for quick response. So you think 1.3 is adequate if i plan to have the chip for 1 or 2 years? Or do you recommend going even further? Some people says that 1.3 is the maximum safe voltage.
  3. I can't say I've ever fried a chip or seen it go into the high voltage death spiral(it ceases to be stable and even lowering voltage won't bring it back to stable). I've only read about it. I tend to be conservative on things, but I'd agree that 1.3 is probably the highest to go safely with Haswell.
  4. dudmont said:
    I can't say I've ever fried a chip or seen it go into the high voltage death spiral(it ceases to be stable and even lowering voltage won't bring it back to stable). I've only read about it. I tend to be conservative on things, but I'd agree that 1.3 is probably the highest to go safely with Haswell.


    Allright, thank you for helping. :)
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