Up to 1.5v is NORMAL for low current workloads, ie. single core boost. Anyone who tells you different fundamentally misunderstands the architecture. You will never see 1.5v with all the cores loaded.I'm confused lol.
Which temp sensor in hw info should we use for people with dual CCX?
I was looking at both CCX temp sensors when doing my tests.
And the spikes where while doing benchmarks, before I could get 89C while starting running CPU-Z, and then drop to 80C all cores. When I changed to normal voltage and positive offset the spikes were upto 77C and all core about 70C. But @mthembo and @Zach_01 told me that I was getting very high voltages over 1.5V and even tho temps were below 80C those voltages are not safe.
Again, seeing the high temp spikes is directly because you are watching individual core temps as they react to context switches. And by reducing voltage you are limiting what the chip can boost to. Thus yea, you'd then see lower boost temp and thus are also getting lowered single core performance along with it.
As I wrote before I don't even bother looking at the main temp sensor. I only pay attention to die average. If you have a motherboard with the error code display, you can set it to show temps. That temp off the motherboard effectively = socket temp which is close to die average.