Originally Posted by GabrielQ
Haha I see. I thought a notch is 0.025
And I've been wondering, what does LLC actually mean/do? I think I had it on Auto. Oh and I'm using the CoolerMaster 412S. Don't know how good it is but from the reviews I've read, I'd like to think it's not half bad
Edit: It's actually a CoolerMaster Hyper 412 Slim - http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6796
I'm yet to still get my head around LLC truthfully..
Basically from what I've read and understand is that is compensates for the vdrop/vdroop under load. Basically from what I figure is that a higher setting allows the CPU to draw more power while it is under load. So say you've got 1.3v set in the BIOS, the CPU might be using 1.32v because of LLC. Auto is generally okay, personally that is what mine is set on.
From what I have read (and have experimented with) low requires more fixed/offset voltage, medium requires a bit less and extreme will overshoot the vcore by a fair margin in most cases. Especially on those AsRock boards (Not being biased, but it has been proven).
The 412S is alright, depending on what you paid for it personally.. I would drop it back to 4.4/4.5 and see what you can do there temperature wise. I'd try and stay clear of the 90's area or even high 80's. My De-lidded 3570k tops at about 75-80c depending on the fan speed I have set and the weather/ambient temperatures, mind you that is on a Thermalright SB-E which is a high end air cooler and it is de-lidded.
I assume you have seen/read about de-lidding though,
Maybe that is your next step with the processor if you're that keen to get 4.6-4.8 or maybe more out of it.