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post #21 of 93
Did you find a stable overclock using manual voltages first? That's how I did it and it made offset a lot easier for me.
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I almost did, but then I read all about offsets and what not and it drew me with its allure haha. If I can't figure it out tonight, I'll probably go back to manual and find that spot first.
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you'll want to use "Ultra High" for LLC
Here's a good guide:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110
 
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That's a good plan. If you know what voltage makes you stable using manual, just go Vmanual - VID = offset, add some LLC depending on on much Vdroop you're getting, and that's it.
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^ All of this stuff is why I hate offset cpu voltages. Just give me the old tried and true vcore adjustment and some LLC adjustment. I find overall stability in extreme overclocking is better under a constant voltage. I set LLC on the low side and then adjust the voltage. I hate when you make an adjustment with offset voltage and then it end ups up being something totally different under load. That's how components get fried.
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post #26 of 93
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^ All of this stuff is why I hate offset cpu voltages. Just give me the old tried and true vcore adjustment and some LLC adjustment. I find overall stability in extreme overclocking is better under a constant voltage. I set LLC on the low side and then adjust the voltage. I hate when you make an adjustment with offset voltage and then it end ups up being something totally different under load. That's how components get fried.

It's definitely tedious, and I could see how it could affect stability when doing extreme overclocking, but for my purpose (4.6ghz, maybe 4.7 later), it works perfectly fine.
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post #27 of 93
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Ok, how do I find my VID? I've heard of it, but have no idea how to figure out what it is
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Ok, how do I find my VID? I've heard of it, but have no idea how to figure out what it is

Use CoreTemp. One of the boxes in the main window displays your VID. Make sure you are under 100% load when you check your VID. This way you will find your VID for the clock speed you are trying to OC to. It changes with each adjustment to clock speed, so it is different at 1.6 than it is at 2.0 or 3.0 or 4.0 or 4.5 or any other value.
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Awesome, thanks! I'll check that out tonight! Now when you say it changes depending on speed, do I set the VCore to auto to find the VID? Or do I set a manual value and then load the CPU?
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figuring out offset is pretty simple..set a value..reboot..see what it says in bios ...boot into windows..see how much it says there..take the difference and write it down..done.
 
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