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Where do I get a reliable CPU Voltage reading?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by nathan_s, 23 Apr 2018.

  1. nathan_s

    Associate

    Joined: 29 Nov 2011

    Posts: 41

    Hello OC! I have read numerous threads and guides covering overclocking. All of them indicate "safe" CPU voltages. That's fine. However, how do I reliably read CPU voltage? What I input in BIOS is different to what BIOS reads. Core Temp, CPUID etc. all give different values that are inconsistent. Which one is the most reliable? The difference is ~+/-0.05V it seems.
     
  2. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,588

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    I always go off the CPUID voltage which I believe is what you see in the bios. You could use a DVM if you knew the measure point but the tolerance on the DVM .... Would need to be good and calibrated. Keep it simple and use CPUID.