Originally Posted by dmo580
Is the reason you set the voltage lower than what you state on your site just for a slight cushion?
If I may interject, there are many variables even if you use the same motherboard each CPU is different and Silicon Lottery just flat out cannot invest the time into fine tuning the CPU overclock as we can.
Besides each CPU being different the user may be using better cooling than was tested with and going deeper into the BIOS settings.
The lower base voltage you use to stabilize the overclock the longer the CPU will last, that coupled with the lowest LLC you can get away with.
My Hero board is set on LLC 5 which seems to be working very well for my 7700Ks 5.2ghz overclock at 1.380v. (But I am also running at 10c coolant temperature using chilled water cooling.)