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I finally got my 2600k stable at 5ghz using offset voltage... i didn't know how to use it with my gigabyte board doh.gif i didn't even know it was there doh.gif

I had an asus before and it had a tab in bios called offset voltage, but in the gigabyte board i had to turn vcore to normal then offset showed up as an option.

Well my question is... my chip idles at 16x100 so 1600MHz@1.104v or lower, then when at load with linX it goes up to 5ghz @1.452v steady... the only thing is when i monitor the vcore and clock speed doing something that has sporadic cpu usage like games, it goes up and down from 1600mhz-5ghz and volts also go up and down from 1.1v to 1.452v.

Just wondering, will using offset be somewhat less powerful in games or game benchmarks due to the fluctuation? What i mean is, is it somewhat a decrease in performance as opposed to a steady voltage and clock?

Question in a nutshell Will using offset decrease performance vs not using it since clocks flicker?
Edited by badatgames18 - 7/29/11 at 10:14pm
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Wow, 5Ghz is awesome! Just wanted to say, hope you don't carry grudges, and sorry I came off as being an ass.
I don't, and am usually not. lol

Nice clock! Love those SB's!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller;14399886 
Wow, 5Ghz is awesome! Just wanted to say, hope you don't carry grudges, and sorry I came off as being an ass.
I don't, and am usually not. lol

Nice clock! Love those SB's!

No problem man... it was partly my bad anyways as i didn't take into context my suggestions like you said redface.gif

We were just having a lively discussion is all,
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Cool, I just thought you deserved an apology!

Thanks man!
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Offset is absolutely fine, depends on what type of game your playing, if it's cpu intensive like gta 4, black ops or bfbc2 then the cpu usage will be higher. I really don't think that your losing any performance, it's just a case of having the safety features on and using the cpu power if and when required by whatever ie. gaming or stress testing.



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EDIT: BTW con gratz on the 5ghz wheee.gif
Edited by munaim1 - 7/29/11 at 10:29pm
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Congrats on the 5GHz stable. I'm jealous! Can you PM your bios voltage settings and important settings?! I've got 4.8GHz stable at 1.44v...and I did a quick run at 1.5v for 5GHz and it worked...but I can't run 1.5v 24/7 obviously frown.gif

Thanks smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sean222;14402889 
Congrats on the 5GHz stable. I'm jealous! Can you PM your bios voltage settings and important settings?! I've got 4.8GHz stable at 1.44v...and I did a quick run at 1.5v for 5GHz and it worked...but I can't run 1.5v 24/7 obviously frown.gif

Thanks smile.gif

i'd love to but my main rig is out of commission right now frown.gif (waiting for my gpus to come, and switching motherboards )

all chips are different and you will need to figure out the voltage needed yourself. Only thing i can say is that i have c3/c6 off and c1 and cpu eist on.

I also have an offset voltage of +~1.0, can't remember the exact number... llc is enabled, make sure you set the turbo frequency of ALL your cores, also raise the thermal and current limits to 300+

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Does ram play any role in this at all on sandy?
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Not really, many just use stock speeds on the ram with XMP.
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post #10 of 12
No I mean the quality/speed of the ram.
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