Originally Posted by Scorpion667
Can anyone assist in figuring this out?
My 4.5ghz OC with manual voltage is stable as per prime blend. If I use offset voltage for the same OC yielding same load voltage it freezes (no BSOD). I have C3 and C6 disabled and LLC on  Regular
AUTO (I though AUTO meant regular later found it was not) [/edit]. Not sure what to do. It takes 1.3v for manual voltage but offset needs 1.37v...
My 4.8ghz stable OC loves offset voltage on the other hand, no problems there
I figured it out
With LLC on Auto and +0.010v offset at 4.5Ghz it would crash at desktop in idle/semi idle states (c3 and c6 are disabled). The few times it didn't crash I fired up prime95 and the load voltage was perfect, 1.312v which is what I used to complete a 12 hour prime95 run when I got the chip, albeit on manual voltage. I then changed LLC from AUTO to Regular and managed to get into windows without crashing after a few attempts, fired up prime95 and load voltage was 1.296v, just short of what I needed. So I bumped it up a few notches to +0.050v in BIOS retaining the LLC on Regular and voila I am fully stable at 4.5Ghz as of 5 hours ago. I suspect that one of the VID's under 4.5Ghz needed a little more voltage so by lowering LLC and upping voltage I managed to fix it. This is a common solution yes, but what confused the hell out of me was "AUTO" LLC which is clearly not the same as Regular LLC, although I thought it was. Maybe AUTO means medium LLC... not sure. I think AUTO does add LLC to a certain extent, unless this board handles vdroop EXCEPTIONALLY well.
Counterstrike: Global Offensive Beta seems to load up the CPU surprisingly well, my 4.8Ghz OC was hitting high 60's on all cores while playing that where as League of Legends and COD series never got above 56c on 1 or 2 cores! It's weird sometimes though, I can play CS:GO for 45 minutes non stop and have max temp 66c, I alt tab to check OCN and tab back and noticed I had a spike to 72c in that timeframe... odd.Edited by Scorpion667 - 8/18/12 at 11:46am