Originally Posted by Matt-Matt
I'm sure it's that, I downloaded Real Temp for that reason, CPU-Z reports 1.406v or something.. Going any lower than +0.150 makes it not stable and BSOD or get errors in IBT. :s
Thankyou for your help, but I'm afraid that offset just doesn't like my system.
On another note, what would you suggest the max voltage would be on an air cooler such as the SB-E? I had it running at 1.425v before but I've actually decided I'm not really happy with that and will probably try for 4.4 or 4.5 at a better voltage
It's not using an Offset that's the problem, but it's the resulting full-load voltage. I mean, the only difference between having a constant voltage and using Offset is that using offset allows the voltage to dynamically adjust on load, which means it relaxes all the way down when the CPU is idling.
So if +0.150V results in 1.408V (core voltage is always in increments of 0.008V), then what you said means that anything less than 1.408V isn't enough to keep your system stable enough for IBT at 4.6 GHz. I mean you said before that you were using like 1.42V for it.
However, I'm with you that with how high the core voltage needs to be for 4.6 GHz to just settle it down to 4.4 or 4.5 GHz. After all, this is Ivy Bridge, so even 4.4 or 4.5 GHz is a good overclock.