Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB
I would like to add to the LLC.
I have the ASRock 970 Extreme3, and if I understanding LLC correctly, ASRock actually have the settings inverted.
When I run all six cores I have to disable LLC to make sure there will be enough voltage going through at load, but with 2 cores I just turn it on to save power during load.
Also my mobo is horrible at LLC, it will increase my voltage by as much as 0.05V with it disabled.
I think you should add an option of "other" to the poll, because my CPU throttles due to insufficient power supplied from the mobo (cannot be fixed with more voltage).
A 4+1 Phase VRM Arrangement will hinder everything that uses more than 2 cores,
Seriously 4+1 just isnt capable of putting out and stabilizing enough Volts for 4, 6 or 8 cores..
I dont know why ASRock or any other manufacturer would sell a budget low tier chipset and a small 4+1 VRM Array and tell people it supports 8 cores.
If you throw an 8 core chip on that board, it will throttle down to 2.4GHz every time you hit it with a decent load. as APM Throttles back when it measures the Voltage drop coming in the CPU.
VRMs Cant maintain voltage, so APM throttles the chip back.
Turn off APM and power management, and look at how many crashes you get.