Originally Posted by soureraser
If LLC5 was completely harmless then why didn't Asus put it as Default? They certainly put everything "safe" as default (ram volt,cpu volt, disabled CBS) and anything over "safe"/user modified is considered as OC
In fact, why implement LLC levels in first place if LLC5 became magical solution to deal with vDroop. They could have so much marketing potential.
Obviously there must be some kind of risk involved and it has been proven on different motherboards that there is big spikes so it's safe to assume this one does either because motherboard circutary does not change much from each generation
Buildzoid had a video recently about VRM's and LLC. He said never to use the 'extreme' or top end LLC setting because of the massive voltage it adds, and the possible transient spikes that can potentially cause damage to your CPU.
The way I figure it, I use LLC 3, with a bit more voltage to compensate just enough for that vdroop without going to the extreme mode. I used LLC 5 at first myself, but realized I didn't need it. But of course, so long as people are aware of the potential issues an possible shortening of life, then who cares? It's their stuff, let em blow it up if they want to.
Even the manufacturers wouldn't cover OC if they knew you were doing it. All the while they know a lot of people use the boards to OC, hell J.J. from Asus does OC video guides ffs. I spent 40 extra bucks on 2 years for CPU and MB through Micro Center, so even OC is covered if I do something stupid and kill either of them. I probably won't need it, but knowing it's there is reassuring, just in case.
BTW, Asus uses pretty good VRM's on most of their boards. The B350's are kinda meh, and the X370 Prime board... not hte Pro, Buildzoid said it had the same 4 phase as the B350 prime and was kind of crap for an X370 board. I'm glad I went with the Prime X370 Pro. Got it for a good price and is probably one of the better boards for VRM in the price range.