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Old 5th July, 2004, 01:06 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Originally Posted by CandymanCan
Yea ok but what if 1.6v is stable under load @ say 2500mhz, but the thing keeps raising the voltage for no reason.
It appears to be the way that AMD designed the CPU, in that the CPU itself changes the voltage ID pins in order to request a higher voltage when under load. When the CPU is idle, it seems to change the voltage ID pins to request a lower voltage. The documentation I've read hasn't explicitly said if this is a hardware function of the CPU or if the BIOS has to provide this functionality. Either way around, it's required functionality to support the AMD64 processors.
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