Originally Posted by justanoldman
I don't see why it would be "dangerous", it is simply a way to allow the voltage being sent to your cpu to go down to a low level when not needed. Not using offset means whatever set voltage you have manually put in bios is sent to the to the cpu all the time. Say you have a manual 1.3 set, then that voltage is sent all the time even if the computer is doing nothing, but with offset the cpu will get 1.3 when it needs it but the voltage will drop a lot lower when not needed.
You set up your offset when you have a completely stable overclock because part of calculating offset is your stable vCore. Once you are 12+ hours stable with no errors, then you can calculate your offset and use it.
When I had my offset previously set at +.01, my CPU was pretty stable. Mind you, I haven't gotten 8-12hrs of Prime yet, but that's because I haven't had any time to sit for 8-12 hours and wait for something to happen. Which is why I want to leave my computer at home and go out and do things. But then, JustanOldMan mentioned, "what if the system hangs and you have no control?"
I'm in a predicament, I've made it through 2.5hours on 1.29v on Prime95, been through IBT in Standard and High, and it crashed on me at 2.5hours, probably because I haven't "activated Windows" and the MetroUI kicked in during the test. Windows 7 is looking better and better.