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Is it okay to test for a stable overclock using offset voltage?

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Computer specs are in my sig. I'm shooting for the 4.2 GHz range.

The way offset voltage works with my motherboard's BIOS is that the voltage amount is applied automatically but you can calculate the offset (+/-) yourself.

With the multiplier set to 42, the motherboard sets a maximum voltage of around 1.352-1.364 (the VID under load goes from around 1.3461-1.3711V).

I tried setting an offset of -.060 (while setting LLC to high and VRM frequency to 350) and am currently running a P95 blend test?

Is it safe to test for an OC this way or is better to set voltage to manual, input a value, test it, and then calculate an offset?
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Hi,

You need to use manual mode, then you can calculate an offset if you want to switch to offset mode. Why do you want to try to find it with offset mode first? You're trying to find your lowest stable Vcore, which you really aren't doing in offset mode and if I had to call it safe or not safe I would lean toward not safe. Just use manual mode until you find your stable Vcore.
    
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