Originally Posted by alcatraroz
set vdrop control on low and EuP enabled then PLL, system agent ,cpuio on auto....till 4.5 ghz u can use vcore on auto ....isnt true that vdrop control doesn it nothing...on my board
I'd rather set the vcore myself, I can't even do 4.3 with Auto vcore without BSODing
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard
First, here's Vdrop and Vdroop. Vdrop is from BIOS to idle. It's completely normal and harmless. The true voltage is the one in CPU-Z, so disregard the BIOS voltage.
For 4.5 GHz, I see no problem putting it to 1.38 V. The CPU-Z voltage is the true one. Also, you won't really harm the CPU 'til 1.45 V or something like that.
Nice, someone without LLC. Yes, the drop from idle to load voltage is Vdroop. This is normal and good. Don't listen to Alcatraroz, you're lucky to have a board that doesn't have higher load than idle voltage. LLC is very harmful, especially at high voltages, so keep it like it is.
Thank you for clearing everything up. I was worried my board was going funky for not using the voltages I specified, it's nice to know I got lucky on my board.
To clarify, you're saying I should be safe adding more vcore in the BIOS pass 1.38v, since CPU-Z is saying 1.368v, correct? Because I was BSOD'ing at those volts. If this is true, I might even try to set the BIOS to 1.42v, so I can get 1.4v in CPU-Z and try to hit 4.7GHz.
The only thing now is, I'm stuck @ 4.4GHz on idle, before I was hitting 1.6GHz idle. EIST is on. is this because I disabled C-State? I could've sworn I had C-State disabled with EIST enabled before and was getting 1.6GHz idle.