Originally Posted by TwoCables
I intended to vote for Vdroop On, but I used my keyboard and my vote didn't go as planned. So, my vote was supposed to be Vdroop On.Anyway, this is one of those questions that I think will never be answered unless we can get somebody to spend a few years with a few different systems that get placed into 2 categories: 1 that runs with LLC disabled, and the other with LLC enabled. Then the person would have to subject all of the systems in both groups to the exact same conditions every single day.
Not only that, but all of the systems would have to basically be the most common systems (from the motherboard to the CPU to the power supply, etc.).
Then what needs to happen is the person would need to say "ok, after 5 years, here are the results".
So for now, this is what we have:
A 2-page section of a 13-page article that explains why vDroop should be left alone:
Given the fact that running with vdroop is Intel spec... isn't Intel's seal of approval enough? Wouldn't you think that they've done the testing you've mentioned and much, much more?
Personally, I'm not interested in using LLC. I'll stick to what Intel recommends. If the OC cannot remain stable under Intel specs, then I've clocked it too far.
But, as said above, it comes down to personal preference and how far each person is willing to push their hardware.