Originally Posted by moustang
That depends on what you consider a "benefit" to be.
Setting it to 1 will result in the actual voltage delivered to the CPU at all times to be closer to your settings. There will be very little change in voltage up or down as CPU load changes.
You may consider this to be desirable, but IMO that's personal preference. It will deliver more voltage than necessary when the CPU is idle or close to idle. It will limit voltage when the CPU is under full load. It can reduce system stability if your own voltage settings are slightly too low for full load situations.
Some people want absolute total control over voltage settings. Personally I'm willing to allow for a bit more fluctuation. As long as the system is stable, the temps are good, and the voltage is at a reasonable level under full load I'm perfectly happy to let the board adjust the voltage up and down as it sees fit for the situation. But I'm not one who is trying to find the absolute limits of the CPU either. I'm looking for a rock solid 24/7 overclock that will last for several years, so I'm making settings that are a bit on the conservative side in a lot of cases. If you're wanting to push the CPU to the limits a setting of 1 can help you find those limits by giving a more precise voltage delivery at all times.
So in short: If you want absolute voltage control a setting of 1 is preferred.
If you're willing to allow the motherboard to adjust the voltage up and down a little, then don't mess with it.
Which setting is better is entirely personal opinion, and dependent on what you're wanting to achieve.
you dont know what your talking about. It cant reduce stability. It can only increase it with a possibility to reduce CPU life if you are overvolting towards the limits and increase heat.
Also you should test the top 2 or 3 LLCs to make sure its not overvolting past desired settings. Sometimes LLC 1 can lead to higher voltages than you set in BIOS. As in BIOS is 1.3v but LLC 1 produces 1.34v
Also as the article states...all motherboards are different between manufactures and models...which makes this even more annoying.
anandtech has some reviews showing the weirdness of LLC.
I personally dont understand how a MB cant simple provide 100% accurate voltages. Some overclockers resort to using external voltage meters because they cant trust MB/software/CPU readings :/Edited by HOPELESSLYFAITH - 11/11/17 at 3:19am