After gotten some help from Denim here. I went reading more from Google. read more on stickies.
and start playing around with more.
now i encounter another interesting question which may need more help from Denim.
I did a quick & dirty OC and prime test (10 mins) on several settings. the best which is below picture.
I was trying very hard to reduce my overall vcore usage with a 4.6ghz multiplier.
Basically i reduce the PLL to 1.6 and set the rest on auto.
LLC on level2.
turn on all intel functions c1e, c3, c6, speedstep and etc.
BUT 2 things i realise during the course of me trying to trim the vcore.
first is, when people oc, people tend to crank up the volts. For me, my mobo prefers negative offsets. i have to use a -0.35v offset to reduce the vcore.
I also have another problem which i think i know whats the cause, but i have basically stuck.
if i turn off c1e, and i put a negative offset of -0.4, i can boot into windows and run a short prime test no issues as the vcore dont get throttles, it basically hovers around 1.30 steady.
but if i turn on c1e, and i put a negative offset of -0.4, i get BSOD when starting windows. (presumably i think it because somehow when windows boots, it consume quite a bit of resources and the c1e ramp the voltage too low on a specific multiplier)
I read that c3/c6 is required for turbo boost (sleeping 1 core so another core gets more power), so i didnt try turning it off to see if it will help as i am basically oc'ing using turbo boost.
Anyone got any good ideas on how to resolve this? I am almost certain my chip can take 1.3v at 4.6ghz (although maybe it will fail a 12hr prime which i havent got around to yet as i am still fooling around)
i guess that this is the pros-cons of using offsets...?
second is, as the picture shows, my vtt is at 1.254volt when i start my pc but i clearly set it in the mobo as 1.059 (the default). Any idea why? is it normal?
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