Originally Posted by gdubc
Can't we all just get along?
Seriously though, I see both points here. Dubbed prefers the slow and steady method, and what malmental is suggesting is to set auto with offset in order to watch what it wants for that speed and then switch back to manual and dial it in. The only real difference is method, results should be the same.
Malmentals method will give a ballpark figure to work with, but I noticed with any of my chips that on auto voltage it will try to set the voltage much higher than it actually needs.
If you have tested your memory already, as Dubbed said to do, and you are already that close to stable, I would probably keep on the slow and steady method as you can't be to far off now. After you get a stable run on a lower oc and you wanted to get a ballpark idea of what it wants for higher clocks then you could use malmentals method to help you with that.
the problem is - when suggesting someone who might not be stable in the first place to jump straight into offset...feels really "rushed".
If you want to know what your chip can or can't do OC'ing wise - why not just set it to 1.25v manual, and see how long prime take to fail. The sooner it fails (most cases than not), means your chip needs more power.
Offset causes confusions, that's all I'm saying.
For the record:
It isn't the first time, nor the last time I've been saying this to people about offset. I'm also not the only one telling people to stick with manual before going to offset (at least I may seem for the time being because I'm able to reply)