Originally Posted by malmental
impatiently awaiting your results TC..
The only changes that made any noticeable difference were enabling C3 and C6. My Kill A Watt reading went down by 14-15W!
At first I thought it was due to changing to Optimized. So I went back to Extreme; no change.
Then I thought it was due to using Medium instead of Ultra High. So, I went back to Ultra High with my Offset at +0.005V and C3 and C6 disabled (I didn't want idle lock-ups or BSODs). My power consumption went back up.
So then I figured it was due to disabling C3 and C6. So I went back to Medium, Optimized, +0.,065V, but I left C3 and C6 disabled and the power consumption remained higher.
After that, I enabled C3 and C6 and I saw that 14-15W drop again!
In other words, I'm keeping my LLC at Medium with my Offset at +0.065V so that I get to have C3 and C6 enabled. I realize that I could just experiment to see if I could get the same results with Ultra High, but I have also heard that lower LLC levels results in lower VRM temps. So, I'm fine with this. :)
I just might change Duty Control too.
Originally Posted by kevindd992002
Is there a proof regarding the Optimized setting?
Ahh. But why would you want to affect both? You probably want the lowest possible idle and load voltage, yes, but if you increase the load voltage with Offset (in the process of looking for stability) you also increase the idle voltage. With the Additional Turbo Voltage setting, you just increase the load voltage while keeping the Offset to a minimum and thus the idle voltage is at a minimum as well.
Again though, the P8P67 boards don't have this setting.