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Old February 12, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Old February 12, 2011, 04:39 PM
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What are you using to read your voltages? I found OCCT to be way off, (it says I'm at 1.42V vCore), so the only utility I trust is the motherboard's OCing software (for me that's Gigabyte EasyTune, which states 1.260V, which is in line with the 1.255 I set in BIOS).

At 4.2GHz I never broke 56 degrees C in stress tests (Prime95 in-place FFT, Linpack), and that's on a Prolimatech Megahalems + Arctic Silver 5 + Scythe S-Flex fan. See if you can use a lower voltage but with VDroop Control / Load Line Calibration turned on.
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Old February 16, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I use OCCT on my 2500k as well and don't take into account what it says for voltages and stuff. Apparently it has to be updated for the Sandy chips.
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