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Question CPU/NB Voltage and others

Bobbrugge

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How do I know if I need to raise other voltages besides my main CPU voltage to either avoid a bottle neck or get stability out of an overclock? Are there signs and symptoms?

I have my DRAM voltage set to auto. I intend to leave it that way. I don't know what to think tho. The XMP profile sets the voltage to 1.67. The advertised max voltage is 1.65. My thought is leave it alone! But I am afraid I am going to fry something. Should I lower the voltage? Should I copy the settings but take it off the xmp profile and manually set the timings and such?

The rest of my voltages seem to be related to the North Bridge. I think once I start adjusting them I am really going to let the cat out of the bag as far as headaches and mystery issues. I also fear that if I don't raise all or some of these other voltages to match my new CPU voltage, I am never going to be able to optimize my rig, which will create unnecessary heat, and frustration.

If I can figure out how, I will create a signature with my specs in it. Not sure they matter for these questions, but if they do:
asus 970 pro gaming/ aura MOBO
AMD FX 6350 CPU
CLC 280 AIO
2x8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 2133
MSI Radeon r9 270 OC GPU
1500W PSU.
Its all old, I don't care. I play old games.
 
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lga1156_ftw

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Ive been running alot of motherboards with ddr3 (intel) for up to 1.65v for years and this has not caused any issues. I would say set it manually to 1.65v this is usually fine for 2133mhz, actually im currently running few systems 2400mhz / 2133 Mhz / and 2275mhz with only 1.65v so no more is needed.

This is however INTEL not amd, i have no idea about your memory controllers abilities.

What vccio / vtt / imc voltage does the XMP profile set for 2133mhz, that might be a issue?

Wow 1500w psu, atleast your not running out of power for the OC :D
 

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