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Vcore voltage in BIOS vs VIA hardware Monitor

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Dagon

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BIOS reports CPU voltage at 1.75 but the VIA hardware monitor reports it as 1.82.
I just lowered it in BIOS to 1.70 and VIA HWM says Vcore is at 1.78 now.

Why are they diffrent?
Which do I believe, the BIOS? What is a good Vcore for my chip anyways?
 

asmodean

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Dagon (Mar 30, 2001 03:21 a.m.):
BIOS reports CPU voltage at 1.75 but the VIA hardware monitor reports it as 1.82.
I just lowered it in BIOS to 1.70 and VIA HWM says Vcore is at 1.78 now.

Why are they diffrent?
Which do I believe, the BIOS? What is a good Vcore for my chip anyways?

It says 1.75 in the SoftMenu3, right?
See what it says in the PC Health (or what ever it was). That's the real voltage you're running at.

Good Vcore? Hmm... Depends on how much you're gonna O/C it... Maybe someone else with an AXIA can tell you better about a suitable voltage as I have a tb900 (haven't checked the code, it's covered in Arctic Silver II)