Question 1700x needs high voltages for small OC?

Sep 19, 2019
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Hi, I'm going to keep this short since I'm not in the mood of writing too much.
As you can see in the pic below (sorry for it being tilted, despite my efforts of trying to rotate it, it just didn't work), my voltage settings are quite high for the little OC I'm aiming for,
since lowering them (especially the NB/SoC Voltage) will result in demanding games (mostly UE4-Engine) like Squad, Insurgency, PUBG, Hunter Call of the Wild and many other games to crash.
I don't recall having those issues half a year ago (the rig is 2 years old by now and the only upgrades I've done were adding HDDs), it just started to get out of hand recently.
Literally the only fix I found was either resetting my MB settings or setting real high Voltages. Could this issue also be related to something else?

 
Sep 19, 2019
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in case anyone needs the specs:
MoBo: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon X370
GPU: Evga GTX 1080 Ti SC
RAM: 2x 8G-Skill Ripjaws 3200MHZ
PSU: 600W be quiet pure power
One SSD and two harddrives
 

alceryes

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What are your temps while gaming?
Let HWiNFO64 run in the background while gaming for a bit and, hopefully before crashing, hop out of the game and review the "Performance Limit Reasons" section of HWiNFO.
 

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