AMD Phenom II x4 965 overvolting

itskinner

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Hello!

I will try to keep this brief. I've been have bsod 0x124 crashes lately and in the process of trying to pinpoint the issue I noticed that my CPU vcore is idling at 1.488v in the BIOS. Given the stock is 1.375ish this seems astronomically high? I will add here that I have dabbled in overclocking my GPU a few years ago but never the CPU. Two questions then, what's causing it and how can I manually lower it?

Thanks!! :)

AMD Phenom II x4 965
Asus M5a97 mobo
8gb ram
Radeon hd 6790
Antec 620w psu
 

bmacsys

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Go into your BIOS and set it to "optimized defaults." that is a very high vcore. I ran my C3 stepping 965BE at 4.3 GHz with less vcore than that.
 

itskinner

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Ok I've done that. Vcore dropped to 1.44, which still seems on the high side?
 

bmacsys

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Try undervolting it to like 1.39 and stress test it to see if its stable at that voltage.
 

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