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Does a CPUs VID mean anything?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by spixel, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. spixel New Member

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    My e8400 has a VID of 1.2750 and its now running at 4.25ghz on 1.26v stable under orthos, so far.

    So yeah, does a VID actually mean anything cause I see alot of threads where people ask what someones VID is when they post a good OC.

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    Lower VID is good because the cpu is using less voltage at stock. This means less heat. So this usually translates to more overclocking headroom.
     
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    ^^ what he said there really isn't anything to add to that. But a lower VID doesn't always mean a better overclock
     

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