Originally Posted by TwoCables
See, this is why I can't help you overclock because I don't know Haswell overclocking.
Nobody knows it very well which is why i usually direct people to the community thread with some info like that and lots of discussion potential with peeps who have been there for >10 months, instead of sticking around to ask/answer questions
Ok, so let me get this straight: if the idle voltage and low-load voltage is always going to be lower than the full-load voltage, then how the hell do we avoid instability while idling or under light loads without resulting in a full-load voltage that's higher than actually needed for full load?
It'll be at like 1.25-1.27 sometimes if you set 1.25. God knows how it works, some intel integrated voltage regulator magic, they never gave out much info on how or why it does most things. Behavior is a little different when using offset or adaptive voltage, but you have to control those more specifically than Manual and they're harder to use - with Haswell, on many boards, Manual volts allows you to use c-states and clock speed dropping to idle at 0.7v or less, so a massive amount of people use that setting, but some use offset/adaptiveEdited by Cyro999 - 4/24/14 at 4:00am