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Voltage for my CPU?

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JAWS said:
Default is 1.75, but with the right equipment your can bump it up over 2.2! :D

Ah, ok... but MBM5 reports it at 1.82-1.85 (even the Bios does) even when I have taken off the auto detect on the motherboard and forced it to 1.75... I have a feeling this could be adding extra heat... My temp for my CPU is 42-43c idle... Have installed two fans, and am going to be putting in this YS-Tech 135cfm 120mm fan, and two 80mm fans as well... I am also putting a 60mm-80mm converter on the HSF to help a bit...

But could this voltage be putting my temps up?
Admiral Fraser said:
But could this voltage be putting my temps up?

Absolutely! There is a big difference between 1.75 and 1.85. (voltage and heat wise) I'm not too familiar with your mobo, see if you can change your vcore in the bios.
the good part is that when you really start overclocking it with some good cooling, and bump it up to 1.85 volts, you'll have even more voltage that will help get a higher oc... have fun