Originally Posted by hornedfrog86
Originally Posted by ehume
I wrote to Gigabyte tech support. They told me that adaptive voltage is built into the normal + Xvolts feature (I'm blocking on the official name right now).
This is the same for all mb's I have read about, and since it is an Intel feature, I expect that adaptive voltage is built into the chip itself.
Use fixed Voltage.
Okay, so you cannot turn it off in a gigabyte Z87?
Conversations with Gigabyte Tech Support occur with latencies of 1+ days. You get the feeling you are dealing with Taiwanese people. Here was the conversation:
||I am overclocking my i7 4770 in BIOS. Currently, I set Vcore = Normal +0.222 Volts Offset Voltage. Does this setting provide "Adaptive Voltage," as mentioned by Intel? Or can Adaptive Voltage be set another way? Or is it unavailable?
Answer : Dear Customer,
CPU Vcore offset option provides “Adaptive Voltage” as mentioned by Intel.
So: I asked the inverse question from yours: how can I get Adaptive Voltage because there seemed to be no way to turn it on.
When I did my own OC'ing, I discovered that when I used Offset Voltage, the Voltage would rise beyond what I had set. The OC in my sig, for example, was an offset -- the max offset for this board. If you look at my 5GHz link, the Vcore is 1.512v, which is more than I set it for. After discussing Adaptive Voltage on the OC thread, we concluded that the only way to escape Adaptive Voltage was to set a fixed Voltage.
And again, since the Voltage VRM's on a 4770k are on-die, it appears that Adaptive Voltage is part of the chip, not the motherboard.