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I have a 3570k and im stable at 1.25v 4.4ghz (manual). Ive read explanations of offset that make no sense so ive experimented with it myself. Ive heard you take your most frequent VID value under load and minus your manual voltage in bios? This gives me a small + value (0.10) that blue screens immediately. What ive done is manually entered values and loaded up prime95 until the offset value under load = 1.25v. This seems to be around the +0.40 mark (i cant remember the specific value). However games will still crash even though ive allowed the freedom to use that max voltage, they will undervolt and crash. I dont understand what to do.
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The problem with this is that you will have to increase the offset even if it's prime95 stable at that offset as like you've said they will undervolt and crash. You will need to increase it more to compensate it on moderate loads.
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This is what a i thought. Seems strange giving the freedom to overvolt, i dont understand why it wouldn't just detect what it needs.
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This is what a i thought. Seems strange giving the freedom to overvolt, i dont understand why it wouldn't just detect what it needs.

Because it just adds onto the VID. That's all it can do. The VID will fluctuate depending on load and the offset will be added onto that to stabilize overclocks.
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When you say Prime stable, do you mean 24 hour stable in blend test set to 80% of RAM? If you don't it could well be that you weren't really stable at 1.25 volts. smile.gif

Personally what I would do is if you get a crash in game, add another small notch of + offset until you don't anymore. If you're getting to play games at all you are close to stable

You could also disable the C states except for c1e and see if that helps you. That might be an easier quick fix
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