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Can I/How do I undervolt a cpu?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by El_Mayo, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

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    I've got the ASUS M4A78-VM motherboard :)
    i just bought an Athlon II x3 425
    will i be able to undervolt?

    according to this you can save almost 40W by undervolting the chip
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    yes. Mine works around 1.15v at stock clocks.
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    it depends....

    each cpu/mobo combo is different

    play around with it... you will find that sweet spot
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    Depends on your mobo; some don't allow you to do it I believe. Check the voltage settings in your Bios; works just like overclocking, just the other way. :p
    El_Mayo says thanks.
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    I don't see any undervolt options, but i'm using an Athlon (first generation) 64 3500+ so that might be why?

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