Originally Posted by SuperZan
1. Blue screens and crashes aren't the sole definitions of instability. Given what you've said about your own 'stability testing', I'd think that even you'd be inclined to say that this is not a topic in which your are either interested or particularly experienced.
2. On every Intel CPU I've ever owned, locked or not, I've been able to manually adjust the multipliers up to (or well below) the maximum turbo frequency. Whether or not this is efficacious any longer, I don't know as I'm not particularly interested in Coffee Lake. MCE is like the XMP of Turbo pinning; it's not engaging any behaviour disallowed by Intel, it's just providing a simple toggle for lazy people and idiots.
Please read a little closer as to what is being discussed. No one is claiming bsod's/crashes are a sole source of instability, i am simply combating peoples false beliefs that MCE's higher than needed voltage would be cause for concern. The only reason these people are worried about stability is because of that video steve posted, and he had a blender crash lol. He then went on to say blender has been acting really funny lately, and was crashing on other systems.
As for 2, i am not aware of ever a time where you could manually set multiplier for a locked CPU so that ALL CORES will boost to the single core max. I know a few gens ago they had "semi unlocked" cpu's, but that is not the same as MCE and it surely would not allow you to set all cores to max single core boost when a load was detected.
MCE is simply a nice bonus for people looking to get a little more out of the cheaper locked SKU's, and again is something i recommend everyone doing if they arent ready to jump into a full overclock experience on a k chip.