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Hey guys im just wondering is manual or offset better for overclocking. atm im at 4.6Ghz
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Offset is better because then you idle at a lower voltage instead of being stuck on a fixed voltage. Then when the CPU ramps up, the voltage ramps up as necessary and Sandy Bridge works so perfect with Speedstep, C1E, and all the other power saving stuff. Less heat, lower power draw, longer lifespan
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i thought that and im using offset. also why does prime95 not push the VCore as high as IBT
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offset..definitely! i dunno..but ibbt seriously heats up the cpu ::
 
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Use manual until you find a stable clock THEN go offset.
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Use manual until you find a stable clock THEN go offset.
already done that. i was just making sure offset was still the best way to go
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i thought that and im using offset. also why does prime95 not push the VCore as high as IBT
I don't know, probably the way it stresses it and depending on the level of LLC you're using.

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Use manual until you find a stable clock THEN go offset.
I wouldn't do that because then you have to retest for stability. The voltage may be slightly different and even if it lists the same voltage in CPU-Z, you may need a little more or less.
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I don't know, probably the way it stresses it and depending on the level of LLC you're using.



I wouldn't do that because then you have to retest for stability. The voltage may be slightly different and even if it lists the same voltage in CPU-Z, you may need a little more or less.
what is the best LLC level
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what is the best LLC level
IMO ultra high, which does raise for IBT. However, I've never seen it raise any other time even under 100% load. I don't like Linpack for stressing Sandy Bridge, even with the AVX instruction it still isn't good. Prime95 small fft/blend is where it's at IMO. You can try one step lower than ultra high (idk what it's called) and see how it works out for you.
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I don't know, probably the way it stresses it and depending on the level of LLC you're using.



I wouldn't do that because then you have to retest for stability. The voltage may be slightly different and even if it lists the same voltage in CPU-Z, you may need a little more or less.
While I definitely understand what you're saying I feel like finding a stable manual voltage can give you a great ballpark figure and save time. But to each his own
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