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Besides, setting the vcore @ auto accomplishes the task of making the CPU able to reduce vcore when idle, lowering temps further and being kind to your electrical bill. Not to mention making your rig silent when idle. Setting a static vcore doesn't do that; not on my board anyways.
That is not correct

Auto will worsen your efficiency.

Just make sure C1E is enabled!
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okay guys, thanks. I won't be OCing on AUTO voltages again. My motivation was that I knew that auto would overshoot voltages from reading previous posts, and so would be more than enough to keep it stable.

One thing tho.. The "offset" feature is AUTO +/- a set amount, right? Making it not really the best thing to use either compared to a static vcore - am I wrong here?

Btw, I THINK I solved my unstable ram issue (prime running...) by setting the subtimings of my memory to auto. I had manually set the subtimings before, when I found out the tRFC value was being set at 138 even tho it said 128 in the XMP profile when I used it. So I tried forcing it and it seems to have been a bad move - for stability at least.

And I'm not sure my cooling solution can get any better for now using the H50. I can't apply the TIM any better than what I've done so far, but what I can do is lowering the ambient. The 80C I had reached before was during LinX runs at 27C ambient; from what I understand, the H50 just isn't cut out for that. Not to worry tho, I have an H100 coming in any day now
    
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One thing tho.. The "offset" feature is AUTO +/- a set amount, right? Making it not really the best thing to use either compared to a static vcore - am I wrong here?

kinda, the offset is based on your vid...which should be listed in the bios somewhere as it varies by chip.

the vid is what your chip requests on startup.
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