Changing Voltage

The third possibility to increase the processor frequency is to change voltage supplied to a processor. This procedure also enables to stabilize the processor operation after increasing the bus frequency. Using this way of overclocking, it is necessary to keep a close watch on changes in its temperatures during its normal and extreme loading. In general, it is not recommended to increase the voltage more than 10-15% of par.

Open a section “Frequency/Voltage Control” and select a parameter “CPU VCore” (VCore). Change the voltage value. As a rule, a step of voltage change is equal to 0,05V. Never exceed a standard power voltage of the processor kernel by more than 0,2V. Always remember that a processor is rather sophisticated device that should not be used as a heater. If the temperature has reached 70-75 C during the extreme loading of your processor, you should return to the previous values of voltage.

A parameter “CPU VCore” has a value Auto by default that conforms an optimal voltage. The voltage rise to 0,1V and stabilization of processor operation during increasing the bus frequency has a positive impact on the processor overclocking.

Changing the parameter, that is responsible for the voltage of processor kernel, may lead to reducing the useful lifetime of your processor. This is related to an effect of electron migration, the probability of which is growing with a rise in voltage. Gradually, this may lead to some errors and then – to irreparably damages of your processor’s micro structure.