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Core VID matters?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by a_ump, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. a_ump

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    well i have my q6600, and with realtemp it says my VID min= 1.1625|max=1.2750, so would i average them or go by the max?, also can some of you post your vid's for q6600 and oc results as well for other quads. I've read that supposedly the lower the vid the better oc, but there hasn't been any proof so i want to see what your all's experience has been with vids.
     
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    VID is the voltage that the cpu comes with. I don't have a Q6600 but i can tell u a lower vid probably means that's the voltage it needs to run at it's stock speed (2.4GHz) is stable. That means u'll have a higher gap until u reach ur max voltage which makes higher oc's.

    Edit: I may be wrong because they're are a lot of things that affect ocing.
     
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    I've come to believe that VID means absolutely nothing at least with the processors I've used. It's better to go with what your motherboard sets your chip to at stock settings.
     
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    well my chip sets itself to 1.21 for 2.4 which is the 'minimum' figure Realtemp reports for my VID - I put it up to 1.27 for 3.2 which is rock solid and also happens to be the upper figure for the VID at stock.
    so I guess it's all about how you play it, I'd go with erocker's suggestion myself if you're not sure
     
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    This is generally the case, the VID is pretty much the lowest voltage that chip is rated for at its rated speed. Different boards act differently.

    For instance, my e6750 has a 1.35 VID I believe, although it runs stable on my P5K-E and my old P5LD2 at 1.15 volts @ 3.2ghz! Running at the stock 2.66 I think I got it to 1.10 volts. Now that being said it will also do 3.8ghz at 1.5 volts and stays under 70c on a AC Freezer Pro 7 on OCCT for 24 hours. Never tried to push it further than that, but think I could.

    Now my x3210 has a 1.35 VID but is doing 3.2ghz @ 1.30 volts.
     
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    VID data is some thing that is writen in the CPU. Than how come when I flashed my mobo with different bioses it gave me 3 different vids for one CPU. Once 1.150. 1.165 and 1.2 something.
     
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    Lower VID most of the time means better overclocking. I have a 1.3125 vid and it takes 1.45v load to get 3.6 stable. Your VID is 1.275, which should allow 3.6 @ 1.4 or so volts (minus bad batch)

    One thing I've noticed is that lower VID means less voltage but higher temps and high vid means more voltage and lower temps. To sum it up, as long as you have a VID below 1.3 you should be ok
     
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    It might be a interpretation, hence changes per individual board/chipset etc.
     
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    VID is the voltage required for the CPU to run stable, also the max voltage the CPU will ramp up to when loaded.

    Lower VID = better period.

    1.275 on a Q6600 is OUTSTANDING! the worst VID available on a Q6600 is 1.35, i have one with 1.275 that will do 3.8Ghz on air with mild tweeking (before i got antsy about temps) with a decent water setup and a good board expect very high clocks.
     
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    From what I've seen having a lower VID means lower voltages for said overclock but that does not mean that it will out oc another VID. Meaning 1.200v vs 1.275 does not mean the 1.200v will oc higher. I have seen chips w/ higher VIDs oc higher than lower VID chips
     
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    im using one now. 1.25vid e8500 that oc's higher at lower volts than any other e8500 ive had, and this is the highest vid chip ive gotten.
     

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