Question 9600k @ 5.0GHz with only 1.24 volt

evanhoever1

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Jul 11, 2015
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I am overclocking my 9600k to 5.0GHz at 1.2399 - 1.25 volts according to Core Temp. Its odd since i have the voltage set to like 1.32 in the BIOS but its stopping down to 1.23-1.25 in actual.

Is having this low of a voltage at this high OC bad for my system?
 

mdd1963

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If your CPU is stable under a heavy load (prime95/small FFTs/no AVX is considered the defacto heavy load test for most), a lower voltage is better than higher, as heat tends to increase with the square of voltage increase...

(I'd not worry about minor variances of setting voltage at 'X' but receive a little lower indicated voltage 'Y' under load,as they will rarely work out exactly anyway.....)
 

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