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Are you using adaptive voltage?

post #1 of 16
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Hello,

I have a strange problem. So far I have been running on manual all the time, and I have tried setting up adaptive. Each time I set vcore at 1.185 and I boot, it will spike to 1.196 on load. I have also tried setting lower 1.175, but it still spiked up to 1.196 on load. I have no idea what is up. My mobo is Asus Z87-A and the program I am using to monitor this is called HWInfo64.

Also, is anyone running manual 24/7? Is it safe to run at 1.185 24/7 without using adaptive?
post #2 of 16
What cpu and cpu cooler are you using here OP?

Not sure what you mean by adaptive, im guessing that is offset voltage? If so it just means you need to adjust the offset or LLC level if what you set in bios is less at full load in windows.

You want to make it so what what you set in bios ends up what you get in windows at full load.
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What kind of load are you putting on it? Your never suppose to run any synthetic loads when using adaptive as it can push more voltage then you think to the chip. Also what is your LLC set to? If its set to Extreme or Ultra High it will raise the voltage under load to counter vdrop.
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Adaptive sounds like Auto voltage, if thats the case disable it immediately.

I once was overclocking on sandy bridge and a bug in my bios set cpu vcore to auto instead of my usual manual. Because I was running a relatively decent cpu frequency overclock, the board massively overestimated the amount of vcore needed and ended up running 1.50v when it reality it only needed like 1.35v. Luckily I caught it before it could do any damage, I think one of the mods on here had his cpu die because of accidentally using auto voltage.

I think it was pioneerisloud.
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Adaptive sounds like Auto voltage, if thats the case disable it immediately.

I once was overclocking on sandy bridge and a bug in my bios set cpu vcore to auto instead of my usual manual. Because I was running a relatively decent cpu frequency overclock, the board massively overestimated the amount of vcore needed and ended up running 1.50v when it reality it only needed like 1.35v. Luckily I caught it before it could do any damage, I think one of the mods on here had his cpu die because of accidentally using auto voltage.

I think it was pioneerisloud.

Actually I got it working by setting -0.009 in the offset. Yeah, i'm not using auto, I get to set the max. turbo voltage myself. Now I'm running 0.7v and 800 mhz at idle, just what I wanted. Although, I heard you should not use stress test tools such as Prime95 since it can overvolt while using adaptive?

EDIT: Seems like ShortySmalls already confirmed that it will overvolt using stress tests. Hahaha. But I'm fine for games, right?
Edited by Promisedpain - 4/22/14 at 10:57am
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So is adaptive like auto or offset?
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So is adaptive like auto or offset?

Kinda like offset, I guess? The processor will underclock and undervolt itself while idle or under light load. You get to set the max. turbo voltage (max load) yoursef (in this case 1.185) This is with EIST and all the C states, I'm using a 4670k (haswell) btw. Since I'm mostly idling anyway, It's better to give the processor some slack....
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I see, so it sounds like your llc or offset level is off.
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With adaptive it will apply the offset voltage you enter only when under load, but run "regular" voltages when under a light load/at idle. The "regular" voltages would be similar to what would happen under "auto." The downside to Adaptive is that it will add a decent amount of voltage if it detects an AVX load (i.e. stress tests). Also, another thing to keep in mind is that (at least with my motherboard) if you enable C-States, even if you have a manual voltage entered, you'll still get a voltage drop at idle, the voltage just won't scale with the CPU until it hits maximum load.
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post #10 of 16
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I see, so it sounds like your llc or offset level is off.

Yeah, as I stated above I put -0.009 into the offset (didn't notice it before since im new to intel, upgraded from my good ol phenom a few months ago) and the voltages are just what I wanted. Thanks. =)
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