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What's the verdict on the LLC setting though? Does everybody agree that my setting of "Extreme" is bad and that I should lower it to "Ultra High" or even "Auto" ?
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Ultra High is good enough.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;14337902 
On AMD 60C is max. On intel Tj Max is 98C, 24/7 recommended is 80-85C smile.gif

Oh wow, I thought I read somewhere it was 72c, thats awesome. Thanks!
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כן כן.... אתה בסדר.
translation - yes, you're good to go.
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post #15 of 24
voltage for that clock is great, temps is not. you can push it more but you have to consider a good cooler first..
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post #16 of 24
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One last question - is there any difference between several runs of Prime95 versus one long one?

For example, can I run Prime95 for seven hours at a time but run it multiple times (6 x 4 = 24 hours), or is it better to run Prime95 continuously for 24 hours straight?
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post #17 of 24
I would go with Ultra High LLC and keep your temps in the mid to high 70's. As long as your temps stay in the 70's for a 24/7 OC, push the chip a little. wink.gif
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post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;14337836 
I'd ignore Rokson...
1.275V is great voltage for 4.5ghz. I'd push your chip farther!

1.275v using extreme LLC yeah .. i've been told extreme isn't recommended for a 24/7 overclock, so using high/ultrahigh is best meaning he'd have to add a bit of vcore to compensate, that's the only thing i recommended as have a few others in this thread
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post #19 of 24
LLC doesnt degrade chips, voltage and temps do.

If you need 1.275 LOAD vcore to be prime stable, it doesnt matter whether you use 1.275 bios with LLC (any) or 1.32 in bios and no LLC. Load vcore is same, your running through the same VRM circuitry, therefore overshoots will be same, therefore degradation will be same. If you are a mission critical corporation and demanding cooling solution and a set vcore not to exceed, then vdroop and vdrop are important as they allow the bios setting not to be exceeded. But if you are overclocking, and you need 1.275 vcore for a given setting, the amount of degradation will be from temps and load vcore, how you got to that load, LLC on/off is irrelevant.

That being said, I would not run LLC at a setting where load vcore is higher than idle vcore. If you need for example 1.28 vcore to be stable at load, you also need 1.28 stable at idle for a given MHZ. Just you will error out at load much faster, because higher temps and much faster cycling. You wont degrade your chip any faster, since again load vcore is same, circuitry is same, overshoots same. Just may have to deal with random bsods if idle vcore lower than load vcore.

Preferable to have idle vcore little higher than load or vcore same (all degradation comes at load anyways so idle vcore only matters more for stability) and once LLC is high enough for load vcore to either equal idle vcore or be a little less, from their better to up vcore in bios if necessary, vs upping LLC further which simply ups vcore on the fly under load.
Edited by opt33 - 7/25/11 at 10:05am
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post #20 of 24
so you're saying 1.5 volts idle dropping to 1.4volts load wont degrade the chip any faster than 1.4volts in bios with extreme LLC?

i dont like seeing higher than needed voltages being pumped through at idle, your pc is just sitting there with all that voltage going through it
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