Originally Posted by Kwilson408
looks like I getting into windows with that overclock. SUPER BIG THANKS! it's not stable but I learned something from you and now I can start tweaking from there. My oc was a complete mess and that changed things up tremendously. Why do you not recommend using xmp 1.3? Is this Just so I can get my oc stable then after I do that I work on the Memory?
, how does the offset work? Ive read that each chip is given a stock operating voltage AND the Offset is additional voltage used to obtain a clock that operates between 12 and in this case a 48 multiplier?
No problem, do understand that it needs to be dialed in pretty heavily as that is just a guideline.
xmp 1.3 will set your vtt and vccsa and lock them from your control. You need to be able to adjust these as they will be important to a stable oc.
Fixed voltage = selected voltage 100% of the time. No matter what clock is stays at that voltage.
Offset voltage = Variable voltage when speedstep/real time ratio change is enabled. This lets you have idle power states and prolong the life (and reduce the heat) of your cpu.
i.e: With fixed voltage and speedstep/real time ratio on, at idle, you will be running 1200mhz with 1.45v as the fixed volts will not change.
With offset voltage and speedstep/real time ratio on, at idle, you will be running 1200mhz with .8xx v. It will also change when the clocks bump around.
The way with your mb to determine the amount of "+.xxx" of offset to add is to set it and reboot into bios and see what it says the actual voltage is and change until you find your optimum "+.xxx".
On the extreme9, offset of +.135 =~1.44-1.45v i believe.