Originally Posted by steven88
Damn, target vcore 1.44v and offset being +0.265.....and ONLY 1.14v during idle? Thats super low and just wondering how the heck you got that? Because idle volts for a bone stock Ivy is somewhere in the 0.968-0.976 range. So lets add that offset and we get...
0.976 + 0.265 = 1.241v
I'm just scratching my head at how the heck you get 1.14v idle, even with that huge +0.265 offset. I know for damn sure if I added +0.265v offset, it will add exactly that to both my idle and load voltage. Not sure how?
Not sure. I'm not an overclocking guru like the rest of the guys here, but I do use offset mode to help with voltage. But I do know when it idles I get that.
In fact, it was better than 1.14, I don't know why I said 1.14, originally I had written 1.44 realized it was a typo (see edit) and changed it to 1.14 for some reason, kind of just assumed.
Really not sure why though, maybe I got a lucky chip that idles a lot lower on stock volts?? Check it out ^ my idle at 4.8ghz offset 0.13
I have a busy weekend but PM a reminder and I'll screenshot all of my bios so you can compare my settings with yours. I've never had a problem with idle volts until I started trying 5ghz. Once I get 5ghz stable I'll post it in the stable thread along with my idle for 5ghz. For 4.8ghz though, as you can see, it's very good.
EDIT: Sorry after reading my original post, I realize now that was at 5ghz. But yeah for 4.8ghz its practically nothing. Sorry for the confusion, I haven't been focused on my OC at all for the last couple days.
EDIT2: Now that I'm caught up, I noticed you do some kind of process of elimination type style to get your offset, why not just use the guide method? I've used it in the past and it gives you two potential numbers, for me one always works perfectly once I've narrowed down my vcore for manual. That having been said, I'll post up some pics of my bios in a day or two just to see if you missed a setting. I have a feeling something is amiss. I can't explain why I get such idle voltage, but I do see a lot of people who do. Again though, you may just have a bad chip. Like my chip was great for voltages but terrible for heat, other people seem to have a good chip for heat but require much more voltage. It's the lottery Edited by neofury - 6/30/13 at 9:01am