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Weird Stuff with this Q9550

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by guitarfreaknation, Jul 10, 2010.

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    Sorry to post this much threads but I've noticed some weird things while OCing this Q9550.

    @ 3.4 GHz (400x8.5) with 1.23125V in BIOS with Load-Line Calibration on i get this. (SEE SCREEN)

    I always get 1.200 in CPUz with vcore 1.218, 1.225, and 1.23 (Current Setting) under load. LLC is enabled because I cannot boot or stress fails with it off.

    PLUS, on this current setting, on idle in CPUz Core Voltage jumps to 1.216 sometimes, while staying at 1.2 STABLE on full load of stress.

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    Version 1.55 has been released, I always fine that CPU-Z can... bend the truth sometimes. For example, it'll report my vCore as over 1.4v but it's actually only 1.36volts.
     

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    I dont have a problem with CPUz, its just weird, I raise voltage 4 times untill CPU is stable but CPUz always shows 1.20 under load and idle is jumps to 1.216 once in a while. Frankly, this overclocking sure is confusing..:laugh:

    Edit: Also, without load line calibration enabled, i have to raise Vcore alot higher to get a stable clock. SHould I use load line calibration at all?
     
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    Most definitely, it's very much a good thing.
     
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    turn on load line calibration
     
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