Originally Posted by dmfree88
I think i mentioned this before, its better to set LLC based on offset/stability. Not
to adjust vcore. If you need more vcore to be stable increase vcore, if you need less decrease. Better to keep LLC at most stable with the least amount of offset, while keeping set to the lowest setting (which is why this should be adjusted when your at stock and already likely stable). Otherwise you are putting alot of strain on your power delivery system that is not needed. if your running at extreme just to increase vcore without actually increasing idle vcore your just getting same result, but one = worse for your PC.
Hellsrage now that your fans are working I would recommend still tinkering with the LLC. Auto can be best for some but the lowest possible setting is usually preferred if it gives the least stable offset (vcore change from idle to load).
This can be a valid point. However, UD3 rev3 acts differently from other revisions as well as the other series. You can't see my point valid? You better use the same MOBO so you can experience what I am talking about.
While other MOBO got the luxury of finer Voltage adjustments, and SOMEWHAT offers fixed ( what you see in Idle is the value you set) maximum Voltages, the UD3 revision 3 is acting the opposite. Either LLC setting will offer you the same thing. That is, that they will tend to increase Core Voltage upon the presence of a LOAD. Stressing your CPU, which at Idle for example has a Vcore of 1.404, will cause the Power Section to increase the Vcore by about 0.080 Volts. And it doesn't even matter which LLC you use. How that affect your temps is obvious. If you can Use a graph to record the voltage fluctuation with regard to the load applied, you'll see that Vcore goes to the maximum at more load. You need to verify that? Use the said MOBO.
What is different for each LLC setting, on my MOBO and CPU for example, is that, Extreme at stock or +0.000 Already has a Value of 1.424 at Idle, While Ultra and High is at 1.364, while Regular and Medium is at the stock VID of 1.337 Volts. Auto and Normal LLC is at 1.337 Volts as well. And all of those values goes up by about 0.080 volts minimum to maximum during load. Is it Vdroop? NO. As the voltages were higher at LOAD than during IDLE.. Does the TREND continues even if you add offsets? YES!
How about your UD5 and the UD7? Their Vcore Value were at max during Idle. And less during Load. Thus your point is VALID.
What I am saying about using the LLC to lower the Vcore is explained already above. So if you can, or you need proof, use the MOBO. Try it out.
What I suggest is that. While keeping stability at check, lowering a step off your offset at the same LLC would either mean, you'll be running cooler, or gets unstable because of the Core Voltage that dropped by 0.025 Volts. But if you can somewhat lower or decrease that by a finer margin, 0.0125 by using LLC, you know what it can do. Lower your temps, while offering a lesser chance of getting unstable. As your Vcore decreased by a finer amount compared using just the offset Value of 0.025.
Does it even matter? YES! if you are squeezing out every inch of performance from your system, CPU, MOBO and COOLER, you know for sure that every DEGREE CELSIUS shaved matters as much as every MHz you can add. I'll leave it at that. If others try it out, they'll see the point.Edited by mus1mus - 10/16/13 at 3:59am