Originally Posted by deafboy
This board doesn't support Tri-SLI....
LLC just minimizes vdroop...
You'll note, in many cases anyways, if you use level 1 it will increase the volts passed what is set in bios. The ideal LLC level just makes it so the amount of vcore at load is as close to the value set in BIOS. It shouldn't have any real effect on the voltage at idle.
You're right, I had a brain spasm. It's the other way around (I guess I haven't messed with OC enough in the last month to remember what the hell I did, lol). The Asrock doesn't decrease the min VCore when changing LLC, it increases max VCore like you mentioned. My bad........... I posted this a while back when I tested to see exactly how much of an effect LLC did have on VCore. What I said about the ASUS is correct, it differs from the Asrock in that is will distribute vdroop on both ends of the min and max when changing LLC as opposed to Asrock where it just adds it on the top end.
Originally Posted by JJFIVEOH
I keep seeing people saying that they need to set LLC at 1....... or they need to set LLC at 5. It's all different based on your configuration and OC goals. Some can be going for 5.0GHz and be best at LLC of 2 and some could be going for 4.5GHz and be best at LLC of 5 or 1. All LLC does is widen or narrow the range of min-max VCore. I was curious to see the differences in each level in terms of VCore so last night I tested a .08 offset with all five levels.
Level 1: 1.07-1.38
Level 2: 1.07-1.42
Level 3: 1.06-1.46
Level 4: 1.08-1.5
Level 5: 1.08-1.55
So it looks like each level just increases the VCore range by adding .04 to the max VCore. As opposed to the MIVE that would add .02 to max VCore and subtract .02 from the min VCore. basically giving you the same .04 range difference.
I wanted to lower my min VCore using Level 4 LLC so I changed my offset to .06 and now it runs about 1.05-1.40 @ 4.8 GHz.
So basically LLC still doesn't have much to do with the level of OC, it's just a matter of where you can find your sweet spot using offset in conjunction with LLC to lower the min VCore. So if you want to lower your min VCore you can lower the offset and raise the LLC to offset the max VCore voltage.Edited by JJFIVEOH - 2/26/12 at 3:15pm