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Hoping someone will chime in here.
My offset doesn't appear to be working correctly. With offset set to Auto I'm at VID=1.3611 at 4.3GHz under load. With offest set to either + or - 0.03 my VID drops to 1.3511 which makes NO sense at all (it shouldn't go the same way for + and -.

Any ideas? C1 enabled. C3/6 disabled.
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auto offset is the same as auto voltage. as for + and - .030 , are you sure? as you said, it doesnt make sense.
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auto offset is the same as auto voltage. as for + and - .030 , are you sure? as you said, it doesnt make sense.

I only did this quickly before work, but I'm pretty confident that I switched from + to -...I ran auto and my issue is idle reboots. I checked VID with RealTemp after booting on auto at 4.3 and firing up prime95. VID was at 1.3611.

I then rebooted and added an offset of +0.02 (with the thought that this would make my max Vcore 1.38 and pull up my Vcore at idle so chance of reboot would be lower). Rebooted and now VID was 1.3511 and Vcore was running at 1.34...huh? I can understand VID might not read correctly now that I've added and offset and I though, "gee, a positive offset LOWERs Vcore...ok"

So I reboot and change the offset to -0.03 (heat's not an issue as I have a very good water loop) but then on reboot VID is still 1.3511 and Vcore is running 1.34 still...I used TurboV (which says Vcore is 1.205 or something like that) and bump the TurboV "vcore" to 1.26 ish and now Vcore is up to 1.38 under load.

And that's when I went to work....
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VID is what the cpu thinks it wants to work and offset isnt added to that. what bios are you on? tell us when you get home and maybe we can get you sorted.
honestly, the easiest way to set-up offset voltage is to start with offset. set multiplier what you want. set offset to + or - .005 boot and run prime. if it crashes, raise offset and if stable you can start lowering offset and wait for a crash then go back to the last stable offset.
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VID is what the cpu thinks it wants to work and offset isnt added to that. what bios are you on? tell us when you get home and maybe we can get you sorted.
honestly, the easiest way to set-up offset voltage is to start with offset. set multiplier what you want. set offset to + or - .005 boot and run prime. if it crashes, raise offset and if stable you can start lowering offset and wait for a crash then go back to the last stable offset.

I have no issues with overclocks on full load. Heck I've run this CPU at 4.6 GHz at 1.38v before.
My issue is idle or near-idle reboots. Happens approximately 1-2 times every 24 hours so it's insanely frustrating to "test" for since every change means wait a day to see what happens. My last idle reboot took about 36 hours.
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VID is what the cpu thinks it wants to work and offset isnt added to that. what bios are you on? tell us when you get home and maybe we can get you sorted.
honestly, the easiest way to set-up offset voltage is to start with offset. set multiplier what you want. set offset to + or - .005 boot and run prime. if it crashes, raise offset and if stable you can start lowering offset and wait for a crash then go back to the last stable offset.

Okay, quick question...to what value is the offset added ?
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I'm back.
My P67 Sabertooth is running BIOS 3602 (latest). I'm currently running at 4.5 with offset of +0.05 and my Vcore is reading 1.34v. I'm prime95ing and Furmarking as I type this. I did lower my LLC just now to moderate as high LLC is associated with idle reboots. It's interesting that a +5 offset at 4.5GHz is giving me a LOWER Vcore than when I was on auto at 4.3 GHz...? Is 3602 somehow a dorked BIOS?
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doh...with the lower LLC the lower Vcore is Vdroop...I know because when I disabled the load I get a short spike to 1.39v before dropping to 1.05...

So after furmarking for hours with prime95 running and then a bit of CivV it idle rebooted last night at 3 AM.

This is 4.5GHz with +0.05 offset and LLC mid/high. Totally stable at speed but idle reboots...
Edited by Mize - 1/16/14 at 2:49am
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Is there any application that will log Vcore to a file so I can see it's behavior prior to an idle reboot?
HWMonitor Pro will log, but it doesn't write the file until you tell it to stop logging so that's no help. The old motherboard monitor app could do this, but I think it's long gone...
I get min Vcores in HWmonitor like 0.3 and craziness and this is without a reboot. I'm suspicious that Vcore is dropping way low and causing these reboots but would like to see just how low since I assume if it really is dropping to 0.3 and lower it isn't something I can correct with offset increases. Would something like that be indicative of a motherboard failure or a CPU failure or a PSU failure???
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speedfan can log but i dont know how to setup logging. i never used that feature.
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