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illMayer

New Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Hey there! I apologize if this is a bit of a newbie question. I have some experience with basic overclocking but have not run into this before.

So to cut to the point, I overclocked my 8700k to 5.0ghz and my voltage readings are throwing me way off.
I followed the main 8700k overclocking video that I could find on YT (dino's video) and had no problems. First try I booted up with no problem at 5.0ghz at 1.32v

However when I opened CPU-Z it says my core voltage is 1.776 V ?! Isn't that insanely high?

So I decided to check HWInfo and it said under my board that my VCore is 1.32 V? I've included some photos below if you want to look.

https://ibb.co/w7fnhd5
https://ibb.co/hBSGKPR

My Idle temps are around 30-35c so no alarm there.


I double checked my BIOS and I'm set at 1.32V and my temps are right where I want them to be.. so I'm very confused? Are these readings accurate? Is my cpu about to burn up?

Thanks for any help!
 

EarthDog

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CPUz is seemingly reading the voltage wrong I'd imagine. Coretemp may display the right voltage...