[SOLVED] High CPU VCore

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Hi
I have I5 6600k(Not overclocked) and sometimes by opening some softwares my cpu usage and power usage go high
Idle CPU temp :32
Under stress temp is around 41-44
Asus MVIII Ranger
WaterCooler DeepCool Gamerstorm Captain 240
GPU:Gtx 1070 G1 gaming
I changed Termal paste several days ago
Ripjaws V 32GB 16GBx2 3200Mhz CL16 DDR4
What do you think about this VCore?
Isnt this a little high?
BTW High Performance is on in these images
View: https://imgur.com/6vhCV4Z

View: https://imgur.com/qeWCj6l
View: https://imgur.com/viquDi8
 
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Karadjgne

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Cpu at idle uses the highest level of voltage and lowest level of current to maintain stability. When you add a load, vcore will drop slightly and current goes up.

Your cpu is unique. It's different to any other cpu in the world, because the silicon is made from is unique. No 2 cpus are made from the exact same silicon, it has different levels of impurities which affect how the cpu will respond to voltages and current. As such, Intel sets stock voltages higher than any possible 6600k could require to guarantee stability. Your particular cpu's needs may be way under that voltage or barely under it. No way of knowing until you drop the voltages and reach your basement stability voltage.

You might think it's high, but that has nothing to do with what Intel has set the idle voltage at. You can always change it, just be careful to balance everything else, such as vccio, vid, ring, sa agent voltages etc.
 
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It's all normal. Your cpu can't idle on high performance so it's pumping full turbo vcore all the time. Either go to balanced (makes no difference in performance) or change the minimum cpu in advanced settings.
 
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It's all normal. Your cpu can't idle on high performance so it's pumping full turbo vcore all the time. Either go to balanced (makes no difference in performance) or change the minimum cpu in advanced settings.
My ram is 3200 Mhz but right now its limited to 2133 If I go with 3200 Will CPU Voltagecore change?
Sometimes Vcore is 1.296 is it still alright?
 
Balanced mode works quite well even with an MCE-enabled mainboard, allowing the CPU to sip power at 800-1000 MHz when loafing at the desktop, reading the web, etc., , then spin up to max all-core turbo under load....as designed.

Pointless quibbling over idlel temp differences of a degree.

Run a semi-decent heavy all -core CPU loading application like CPU-Z/bench/stress CPU

See what temps are after 10 -20 minutes...(it's not as stressful as P95, but, still more stressful than most games or applications, short of Blender or CInebench))
 
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Balanced mode works quite well even with an MCE-enabled mainboard, allowing the CPU to sip power at 800-1000 MHz when loafing at the desktop, reading the web, etc., , then spin up to max all-core turbo under load....as designed.

Pointless quibbling over idlel temp differences of a degree.

Run a semi-decent heavy all -core CPU loading application like CPU-Z/bench/stress CPU

See what temps are after 10 -20 minutes...(it's not as stressful as P95, but, still more stressful than most games or applications, short of Blender or CInebench))
It was under stress for like 20 min and everything was the same
Cpu temp was 44 with 3.9Ghz and 1.232 VCore
I guess its good
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If I use full speed of ram(3200) Will there be any change in VCore?
 
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Karadjgne

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Cpu at idle uses the highest level of voltage and lowest level of current to maintain stability. When you add a load, vcore will drop slightly and current goes up.

Your cpu is unique. It's different to any other cpu in the world, because the silicon is made from is unique. No 2 cpus are made from the exact same silicon, it has different levels of impurities which affect how the cpu will respond to voltages and current. As such, Intel sets stock voltages higher than any possible 6600k could require to guarantee stability. Your particular cpu's needs may be way under that voltage or barely under it. No way of knowing until you drop the voltages and reach your basement stability voltage.

You might think it's high, but that has nothing to do with what Intel has set the idle voltage at. You can always change it, just be careful to balance everything else, such as vccio, vid, ring, sa agent voltages etc.
 
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May 1, 2020
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Cpu at idle uses the highest level of voltage and lowest level of current to maintain stability. When you add a load, vcore will drop slightly and current goes up.

Your cpu is unique. It's different to any other cpu in the world, because the silicon is made from is unique. No 2 cpus are made from the exact same silicon, it has different levels of impurities which affect how the cpu will respond to voltages and current. As such, Intel sets stock voltages higher than any possible 6600k could require to guarantee stability. Your particular cpu's needs may be way under that voltage or barely under it. No way of knowing until you drop the voltages and reach your basement stability voltage.

You might think it's high, but that has nothing to do with what Intel has set the idle voltage at. You can always change it, just be careful to balance everything else, such as vccio, vid, ring, sa agent voltages etc.
Thank you
Well I dont have good memory with overclocking and changing those numbers and right now I need my pc more than ever So I dont want to Mess it up
Right now I just want to know if my Cpu is ok If its not then I have to change them to make it stable
But I guess its ok in its own way
What about ram frequency if Im not wrong it is limited on 2133
If I change it to 3200 Will I see any difference in Vcore?
 

Karadjgne

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The memory controller is part of the cpu. If you bump the ram to its XMP settings, there is slightly more stress on the MC, which increases temps. 1-3°C is about normal. So it's not something most worry about. Returning the cpu to stock factory settings won't hurt the pc either.

The windows power plan should be on Balanced.
 

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