Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR
Alright, I guess i was confused with the LLC guide. That was the only setting that I changed from the guide. Well, still have hope. REP+
What if I set it to Ultra LLC and my vcore bios setting is at 1.27. Then on CPU-Z it shows a volt of 1.28 volts at idle, will that be okay?
You'll be fine, but I would at that point switch to offset. I'm running 1.45v offset (.27) 24hr at the moment and no signs of issues or degradation. Not saying it won't happen mind you, but I haven't had to up vcore yet or anything. If it suddenly happens after a few months I'd probably just drop back down to 4.8ghz or even buy a new upgrade. (Offset idles me at 1.,144v)
But I've been OC'ing this thing since around May 15th on CPU and GPU slowly going up and upgrading cooling as I go.
Seen no issues so far. When I move up I usually choose a somewhat arbitrary voltage number based on what my current stable voltage is, and I take it from there. Once you hash out the settings 100% you're going to see man, you'll be fine. It's a little bit weird at first but once you've got it, you've got it.
I was very new to OC'ing CPU's when I first read this guide. So say I had 1.2v stable 12hr with safe temps for 4.5ghz, for 4.6ghz I try 1.22v and play around until I found the exact moment I lowered it too much or too high. (by the 0.005 up.down, maybe even 0.01 if it crashed quickly)
Before this guide though I read some "other" places and I couldn't accomplish jack, thought I had a bad chip. Sound familiar to you?
So just double check everything in the guide to be certain 1 setting can be a difference maker. My chip is actually pretty good and yours might be too.
And yes like mentioned by Totally Dubbed overshoot is fine, that's what probably keeps you the most stable. It adds voltage when needed. At 5ghz its going to be a bit more scary but for 1.2 to 1.4ish it's fine. Use it to your advantage.