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post #1 of 12
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I have a question that I just don't get. If I set LLC to extreme my understanding is it should basically get rid of v droop altogether. If I set my cpu voltage for 4.2, I see other users can get 1.22 or 1.23 very easily stable. I know not all chips are made equal, but When I load 1.25 for example and load into windows, fire up cpu-z I check voltage under load with Intel burn test and its not at 1.250 its like 1.248 and it fluctuates. That isn't how I understand LLC extreme it should not fluctuate voltage at all. If i set my cpu to 1.26 then it stay at 1.26 and doesn't move, is this a sweet spot, or am I just not understanding LLC very well. Why does anything under 1.26 not stay at the voltage set like 1.26 does?
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post #2 of 12
Not sure exactly what I've seen running extreme as it's been ages since I had to tweak my OC (and I run 75% LLC normally), but on my 2600k I see a lot more than 0.002v of droop, and that really is an exceedingly small amount, so I wouldn't really consider it droop at all - it's almost so small as to be an error of measurement.
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post #3 of 12
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Shouldnt it not change though or be set to 1.25 if i setr 1.25, at 1.26 it stays?
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post #4 of 12
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I thought vdroop isnt good for stability?
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post #5 of 12
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Well then is 1.26 normal voltage for a 4.2 ghz overclock, or does that seem way to high ? Anyone can answer this, is this a normal voltage or is the norm way lower than 1.26?
Edited by Jedson3614 - 5/26/13 at 2:02pm
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post #6 of 12
1.26 isn't bad. What you should be looking at are your temps at 4.2ghz/1.26v.
post #7 of 12
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the are about 50 load on itb which is very low considering that is extreme load they are more like 45 load on gaming , I just feel from reading on here 1.26 is way to high and is approaching 44 territory.
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post #8 of 12
I have been running my i5 for the better part of a year at 4.8ghz/1.41v at around 55-60 load with no issues. Now whether or not I'm going to see severe degradation in the near future I'm not sure, but from my overall experience with the i5 series, and Intel chips in general, I know they can take tons of punishment.
post #9 of 12
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This doesn't answer my question directly. I understand no chip is equal and I understand overclocking, I think 1.26 is high for 4.2, but i'm not sure because no wheres can I find a good forum with a comparing result. On OCN there are a few 4.2 threads but one guys was like 1.32 or some **** and someone freaked out and said that is way to high. 126 isn't far from 1.3 so I am trying to find average range for a 4.2 GHz overclock, and what voltages are used. Fro ma chart I found 1.26 sounds like retardation because most get around 1.2.
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post #10 of 12
1,26v for 4,2GHz isnt bad at all...My 2500k needed 1,31v for 4,3GHz and 1,35v for 4,5GHz, and I know there are chips that are a lot worse than mine was...

I think your chip is about average.
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