Originally Posted by justanoldman
Does that article still have relevance since the charts are over 5 years old?
They seem to be saying you should set LLC to 0%. If you do that your, vCore can spike to way higher than it would at LLC 75%, so I don't understand what they are saying.
If I know I need around 1.28v to be stable at 4.6, then I can use manual 1.28v and LLC at 75%. It works fine and my vCore can go up about .01 more for a max of approximately1.29v. If I switch to offset mode then the same 1.29v observed max is still seen but the vCore can drop when idle. Again no problem there.
Per the Masterlair article, he says to put LLC to 0%. That means you have to raise your offset a lot, and I do mean a lot, in order to have your vCore under load get up to the 1.28 to 1.29 that I know I need. That means the vCore has the ability to spike significantly higher (while idle anyway, but a spike is still a spike) than if I leave LLC at 75%. Which seems to be the opposite of what he is saying.
What am I missing?
i think its still relevant in the way, it shows how vdroop works
and how its used with offset, you want a bit vdroop if you use offset,
if you set it to 0% or with mine to Extreme, it will(prolly) overshoot the voltage thats set
as you can see in the first chart
but with me it wasnt that much, depends on your mobo too i guess
im using a gigabyte mobo, so the settings are called different on Asus mobo's,
i think 75% is about the same as my Turbo setting..
in Sin0822's guide he says,
If you want the best results you should disable power saving options like I have below,
however if you want the CPU frequency to drop under idle conditions, you should leave them enabled.
You should also leave them enabled if you will use DVID Voltage offset instead of fixed voltage.
You will also want to set LLC which is under the 3D power menu,
the LLC should be set to Turbo for a slight droop, or Extreme for no droop at all.
I recommend a slight drop of voltage under load, this might help with temperatures.
Load Line Calibration:
This setting can be increased in intensity which will decrease the standard Vdroop setting for the voltages,
the CPU VCore LLC is the most important, and if you are OCing on air you should set Turbo and if on LN2 you should set Extreme.
im not that technical, maybe others here can explain this better then me
took me a while to understand how it works, i only use offset with my oc's,
only not with very high oc's, i dont like very high offset's,
like for 4.8ghz, i needed 0.160V offset, which i found (personally) to much,
but 0.55 or 0.35ish, like the above examples i used, works very well for me
maybe the original anandtech post , where they took it from, explains is better,
thats the one ive read at first,
the other one i found later, when i was searching for something about offset etc,
youre right its a bit more confusing maybe..sorry Edited by VonDutch - 1/13/13 at 10:17am