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Huge difference in Auto SOC Voltage between BIOS versions. Is 1.36V Safe?

ragp13
Level 7
So after experiencing instability on a new system with DOCP enabled I decided to downgrade the BIOS from 0805 to 0608 for my Asus Prime B550M-A (wifi).

After that, I checked the SOC Voltage in both the Bios and HWINFO64 and the voltage difference when DOCP is enabled for both versions is HUGE!

With the newest Bios it's ~1.085V, with the older Bios it's 1.362V!

My understandig was that anything above 1.2V is considered detrimental for your hardware?

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NewEnglandNole
Level 7
These higher voltages can happen when only a single core is boosting. If you try a multithreaded load you will see the voltage drop because the total current will drop. This is Ohm's Law in effect.

Voltage = Current * Resistance

NewEnglandNole wrote:
These higher voltages can happen when only a single core is boosting. If you try a multithreaded load you will see the voltage drop because the total current will drop. This is Ohm's Law in effect.

Voltage = Current * Resistance


But is SOC V related to core use? I thought it was for the memory controller?*

I’m not talking about CPU Core Voltage to be clear.*