Originally Posted by Ellis;14884715
Okay, I think this is my last question about LLC. Is it better to have a slightly too low voltage or too high? I've set the voltage to 1.30V in the BIOS, level 4 gives me 1.28V and level 5 gives me 1.32V. Which is preferable?
Sorry about all the questions, lol
EDIT: Am I supposed to be looking at load voltage? Because I'm getting 1.28V load and 1.31V idle.
low voltage under load is always better, you don't want voltage spikes. yes you are correct, load voltage is what you're suppose to be concentrating on. If level 4 gives only a 0.02 vdroop then level 4 is the one!!! Like you said level 5 increase the voltage past what you set it and that's generally not a good idea, especially when/if you decide to use higher votlages. Try to control the voltage as best as possible using the LLC settings, better to have it lower than higher to what you set.
Originally Posted by crabby654;14884750
Hmm so I did everything and nothing seems to want to lower the VCore, how odd. I set it to manual and 1.375vcore but then it didnt lower the vcore at idle...hmmmmm
LOL sounds like a clear CMOS is in order. Also setting the voltage manually wont reduce the vcore went it is idling, only possible when using offest voltage.
Originally Posted by cba1986;14884771
For now i trying to reach the lowest vcore for an stable 4.7 with HT on. Once i get that i will aim higher.
Well time to sleep now. I will let this baby running..
Wish me luck
Cool, good luck bud
Originally Posted by Smo;14884791
Cheers dude - I still think 1.456v is a little high. I would be comfortable using it 24/7, but obviously lower is better. Reducing the PLL voltage has clearly made a large difference - I'm curious about dropping it further. It's currently sitting at 1.055v (as is yours for your current overclock I believe), so I think tomorrow I may drop it right back to 1.4v and work my way back up to see the threshold at which I pass the 1792 and 1344 FFTs.
I also wonder if it would be such a bad thing to change the BCLK from 100, to 100.5? I understand that it controls more than just the CPU, but would a 0.5% increase be dangerous? If I can sneakily worm my way that little closer to 5GHz, I wouldn't complain
Also, if my chip does pass the 12 hour blend, what could I do to try and reduce the vcore further? Is it just a case of reducing the offset by 0.005 at a time and see what happens?
1.4v likely won't boot, up and till 1.45ish it will but you will more than likely recieve error 124, it seems that it's better when it's above 1.5 in general. So you could infact lower it to 1.5v and restest. 1.456 indeed is a little, the lowest 4.8ghz overclock is with 1.304v, so comparing that, yeah it's quite a lot, however everyone knows how cpu's are different some get more lucky than other's.
BCLK overclocking shoudl only be done when you're trying to squeeze the last few mhz when doing benching or something. It's tied to the pci-e etc and shouldn't really be messed around for 24/7 purposes. I recommend leaving it at 100 at all times except suicide runs/benching.
yes reducing it would work, however I recommend working your way up is much better than down. When trying to find the overclock is always something that will require patience, it's easy for someone to put 1.35v and 45x and stress test for 12hours, but it's even harder trying to go down as opposed to up, more time consuming I would say.
Before you attempt the 12hour blend I would say work out the minimum required vcore to run the overclock and test that, atleast that way you know your minimum amount, then you can go into further tweaking the voltages, at that point it'll more than likely be that reducing it won't work as you have already foudn the minimum amount required, so you save a lot of time
Then you go onto the next multi lol