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post #2901 of 9543
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And it is mostly recommended to stay with the lowest LLC. In that case, is there any advantage of using LLC5?

I really don't know....I've been using LLC level 2 to keep my OC's stable
post #2902 of 9543
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I really don't know....I've been using LLC level 2 to keep my OC's stable

Ok. Ooops, I meant disadvantage in my question above.
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post #2903 of 9543
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Ok. Ooops, I meant disadvantage in my question above.

lol it's kool...I believe the disadvantage would be that you would have to increase the voltage more to keep a stable OC
post #2904 of 9543
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lol it's kool...I believe the disadvantage would be that you would have to increase the voltage more to keep a stable OC

You have to increase the voltage more, yes, but you end up with the same load core voltage anyway so what difference is there?
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post #2905 of 9543
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You have to increase the voltage more, yes, but you end up with the same load core voltage anyway so what difference is there?

Higher LLC helps prevent voltage droop when the system is under heavy load. So level 5 will have more voltage droop than with level 1
post #2906 of 9543
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You have to increase the voltage more, yes, but you end up with the same load core voltage anyway so what difference is there?

You would end up w/ the same full load vcore in CPU-z to be stable but the voltage being sent to the chip would be higher. I think that your turbo voltage would be higher when using llc level 5 to compensate for the vdroop. How much higher though im not sure
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post #2907 of 9543
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Higher LLC helps prevent voltage droop when the system is under heavy load. So level 5 will have more voltage droop than with level 1
From my experience, llc1 will spike up the voltage so much at a given vcore that when cpu becomes idle or work load is dumped, the fluctuations of voltage will create WHEA errors or unstable issues when dealing with high over clocks.
post #2908 of 9543
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From my experience, llc1 will spike up the voltage so much at a given vcore that when cpu becomes idle or work load is dumped, the fluctuations of voltage will create WHEA errors or unstable issues when dealing with high over clocks.

Yes that's why I never use LLC level 1 I just stick to level 2 or below...but mainly level 2
post #2909 of 9543
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You would end up w/ the same full load vcore in CPU-z to be stable but the voltage being sent to the chip would be higher. I think that your turbo voltage would be higher when using llc level 5 to compensate for the vdroop. How much higher though im not sure

Even though there is more vdroop in using a lower LLC, you can still end up with the same load core voltage. Even though your additional turbo voltage, you end up with the same load core voltage. The CPU sees the end result only, which is the laod core voltage. It doesn't care about how big or small the addiitonal turbo voltage is.
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From my experience, llc1 will spike up the voltage so much at a given vcore that when cpu becomes idle or work load is dumped, the fluctuations of voltage will create WHEA errors or unstable issues when dealing with high over clocks.

What are WHEA errors?
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post #2910 of 9543
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Even though there is more vdroop in using a lower LLC, you can still end up with the same load core voltage. Even though your additional turbo voltage, you end up with the same load core voltage. The CPU sees the end result only, which is the laod core voltage. It doesn't care about how big or small the addiitonal turbo voltage is.
What are WHEA errors?
go to event viewer to check for whea errors. but from what i heard it pops up when u dont have enough vcore
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