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Windows 7: how can i tell how much voltage is enough for the CPU ?

16 May 2014   #1
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
how can i tell how much voltage is enough for the CPU ?

i've been making researches on CPU's temperature , and i remember someone said if the CPU is getting too high voltage the temp will raise ... and i do believe that i can control that in the BIOS , so the question is , how much should be enough ? , im using i3-3220 at 3.3ghz , and usually it runs at 50C playing AC afew hours and it can easily touch 60 and higher , im using stock fan , should i even worry about it or its just the normal temp ?


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16 May 2014   #2
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

this is the sort of question usually asked by overclockers..


there's a separate forum here for those types of query..
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16 May 2014   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

the default voltage is fine for stock usage.

you only need to worry about voltages when overclocking.

you try changing it and youll risk under volting causing it not to boot or overvolting and making it go bang!

sometimes the internet is your enemy and in this instance it is! only delve into this things if youre fully educated on the matter!!

50-60c at peak load is very normal and 30c below thermal cut off. start worrying when its nearer 90c and you are getting blue screens.
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16 May 2014   #4
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to badger906 again."
that was odd , but still , ty , both of ya well i guess i'll stop worry then .
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16 May 2014   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you're running everything at default values, the voltage is where it should be. As has already been said, voltage is only a concern if overclocking. You are well within limits and shouldn't be concerned about it. But, the stock heatsink and fan is not a very good performer. I would consider a third party one just to be safe.
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16 May 2014   #6
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If you're running everything at default values, the voltage is where it should be. As has already been said, voltage is only a concern if overclocking. You are well within limits and shouldn't be concerned about it. But, the stock heatsink and fan is not a very good performer. I would consider a third party one just to be safe.
yeap me too , im thinking about a liquid cooler , well i have no idea what kind and what manufactor would be good since i've been wanting to upgrade my PC to i7 too but well , i guess i should save some money first
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