Originally Posted by steven88
Hi, I'm wondering a few things regarding these two settings
CPU Power Phase Control = Extreme. Isn't it recommended to use "Optimized" instead of "Extreme"? I think I saw JJ say in a video that extreme would produce the most heat and wouldn't be the most efficient, but it would supply full throttle to all the phases. However with optimized, it will only ramp up when needed, thus saving power and heat. Can anybody comment on this?
CPU PLL Voltage. 1.7v is what the OP recommends. Is this voltage value higher equals better? Or can I use 1.7v and safely get 5ghz if I really wanted? I'm just trying to understand this voltage value, thats all.
Thanks in advanced!
PLL doesn’t make much difference when I have tested it, and a number of others have commented that changing it didn’t do much of anything. You would want a lower number as that is supposed to lower heat, but when I tried lower numbers it didn’t do much. So whether you use 1.6, 1.7, or the standard 1.8 you may not see any change to anything, but you have to test your rig.
I claim no expertise on Phase Control, but from what I read we want Extreme for full control and better stability with higher overclocks. I am at 4.8 and 5.0 so that is how I have it set. As for using something else like optimized with a lower overclock, I can only ask that you try it and let us know. Did it stay stable, did you get better temps, etc?