OC'ing i5-7600K, voltages

Hi,

I'm using HWMonitor to track my voltages @ cpu (4.8GHZ).
Pretty sure its VCORE which shows 1.232v atm, exactly the same as in BIOS.
I already managed to down it to 1.21v, but when i run tests and the i5 gotta perform, HWMonitor tracks the voltage (max) at 1.232v again :\

How? I did set max at 1.21 @ bios?


Trying to aim less voltages en maybe even more GHZ at around 1.23
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  1. Load line calibration may be increasing the voltage under load to maintain stability (assuming it is still set to auto) Those are perfectly acceptable voltages unless it is overheating (in which case something else isn't quite right)

    Anything above 4.8Ghz is going to be closer to 1.3 volts if not 1.35. ~1.4 to reach 5Ghz. Most chips can do this, but you still need good cooling and sometimes delidding to keep reasonable temperatures.
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  2. Eximo said:
    Load line calibration may be increasing the voltage under load to maintain stability (assuming it is still set to auto) Those are perfectly acceptable voltages unless it is overheating (in which case something else isn't quite right)

    Anything above 4.8Ghz is going to be closer to 1.3 volts if not 1.35. ~1.4 to reach 5Ghz. Most chips can do this, but you still need good cooling and sometimes delidding to keep reasonable temperatures.


    Thanks fo your answer.

    I'm happy with 4,8GHZ with my evo 212. Temps have never been above 75. Usually around 70.
    Nope, not set to auto in bios, its manual. Thats why i posted this actually haha.
    Could it be that HWMonior isn't 100% accurate?
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  3. It is as accurate as the thermocouple it is reading from, but it does poll the data, not capture it real time so you might be seeing intermittent fluctuations.

    My voltage is normally 1.416 under a full load, but it will, very occasionally, go up to 1.428, I assume this is noise and transient.
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