Phenom II 955 voltage too high?


Apr 9, 2012
Foxconn A78AX-S ATX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
ATi Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Windows 7 Ultimate
CoolerMaster Extreme Power+ 600w
4GB (2x2GB) pqi DDR2 800

Well I've been having some serious problems for a week now, windows has been freezing and crashing all over the place.

Long story short, I might have isolated the problem. CPU-Z shows the core voltage as 1.856v, while BIOS shows it as 1.38v. I've been searching around and it seems that the norm is 1.4v not OC'd.

Now, if this is the problem, I have no idea how to fix it, the BIOS only allows me to increase the voltage by small increments, not freely adjust it. I'm not overclocked at all currently if that helps.

If it means anything, before I recently formatted I used AMD Overdrive's auto-tune feature, and I suspect that's what caused the problem in the first place.

Now, next question would be why AMD would release a tool that breaks things in such a spectacular manner