Topic Title: Phenom II X3 720 BE - lowest voltage
Topic Summary: Suddenly, P3 voltage isn't enough anymore
Created On: 08/05/2014 05:31 AM
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 08/05/2014 05:31 AM
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Hi, my computer started shutting down as soon as it was idle, I've tracked the issue down to CnQ kicking in.

It's all on stock settings and it was working fine until yesterday, now when the processor enters the lowest P-state it shuts down. I can manually reproduce the issue with K10stat, which I downloaded after this misbehaviour begun. Any voltage lower than 0.975 in P3 (4x multiplier) will shut down the computer, which is strange since it ran just fine with stock CnQ settings.

I've tried with two different power supplies with a bare system (1 stick of ram and the hard drive), it happens both on Windows and live Linux (so it's not a OS/driver issue), and I've already cleared CMOS to see if it had wrong voltages/settings but it kept happening.

Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Could it be just my CPU wearing out? Could it be a motherboard (MSI 880GMA-E45) issue? It's not a huge deal because I can just force said voltage a little higher in K10Stat but I'm scared it could get worse. (I'm guessing/hoping that the voltages are accurate since CPU-Z shows me the same values I set in K10Stat.)

Thanks for reading all of this, any help or hint is welcome.

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