Originally Posted by El_Mayo
Up frrom 1.18V to 1.5? really?
Alrighty then, so the fact i can still boot windows with a 300 FSB is... okay?
Your CPU isn't running at 1.18v, that is cool & quiet and other features lowering the voltage when the CPU is relatively untaxed. It's probably running closer to 1.4v when its clocked high and in heavy usage.
Obviously you don't just bump the voltage straight to 1.5v. You move up in 0.10 increments and test for a few hours at every stage. You are trying to find the lowest voltage which gives a stable result.