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Weird CPU voltages

So after moving back this switch (in the picture below) and losing it in my case, I got it back after shaking my case back and forth, with help so it never hit the ground really hard or anything like that.

now I'm getting really weird CPU voltages, like over 1.4V and I know that's dangerous for an i7-6700K so it would be helpful to know what's going on. I have nothing running in the background and it has worked well in the game Warface getting 160FPS at 1440p.

System Specs

i7-6700k

ROG STRIX GTX 1070 8OG

16GB 3000MHZ DDR4 G-Skill Trident Z RGB RAM

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H

Samsung 960 Evo

and one more thing, its turbo boosting to 4.2 GHZ for no reason whatsoever, though I've heard

"it is normal for turbo boost to run when system is lightly loaded as only one or two cores are being used and usually the cpu temp is cool which allow it to turbo boost automatically. you don't have to have a high work load for turbo boost to be engaged."

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SunZic: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Processors communities.

To answer your question, yes, the Intel® turbo boost should work automatically when there is a high load of work and processes running in the background.

In order to fix this problem, please make sure the BIOS settings are set to default values. We can try a BIOS update to the latest version of the board as well:

 

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270H-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/ https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270H-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/

I can see here that the memory is capable of running at 3000MHz, please make sure in the BIOS that it is running at 2133MHz or lower since that is the max memory RAM speed the processor supports:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/88195/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_20-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/88195/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_20-GHz

Are you doing overclocking?

 

Is the PC throttling, getting freeze or going off by itself?

Please let me know the results of trying the steps above.

Any further questions, please let me know.

Regards,

 

Alberto R
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To answer your question, The CPU is not overclocked and my RAM to. As for the rest I will Update the bios and what would you consider "default" bios settings

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SunZic: Thank you very much for providing that information.

 

 

Sure, there should be an option on the BIOS to set the settings to default values.

 

 

Please let us know if the problem with the voltage remains after trying those steps.

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

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I set the bios to default though the only thing it changed was my M.2 to SATA mode, when I went back to check the Votage, the bios said around 1.38v and the cam software also said 1.38v but CPU-Z and ASUS ai-suite suite said 1.44v, so I think i will try a bios update next

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SunZic: Thank you very much for letting us know that information.

On the link below on page 112, you will be able to see the range of voltage for the Intel® i7-6700K processor, where you can confirm 1.44V is actually a voltage expected for this processor, the range goes from 0.55V to 1.52V, any value within that range is considered as normal:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/desktop-6th-gen-core-family-datasheet-vol-1.h... http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/desktop-6th-gen-core-family-datasheet-vol-1.h...

 

Still, you can always try the BIOS update, on the first link provided above please select the operating system and you will be able to get file needed. In order to get the instructions of how to do it, please get in contact with ASUS directly, but the voltage is actually normal:

 

https://www.asus.com/us/support/ https://www.asus.com/us/support/

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R
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