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Accounting for vdroop - 2500k safe voltage w/ 212+?

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Some background info... I have had a lot of trouble overclocking my 2500k, and I narrowed it down to a vdroop from 1.4v down to 1.34v (with rare but existent drops to 1.33v). Such has limited me to 4.4ghz stable, and I am hoping to reach 4.8ghz. (LLC enabled, gigabyte p67a-ud3 mobo, p7)

So, I understand that many run at voltages well over 1.4v, yet I'm still hesitant to go past that. Would it be okay to compensate the drop so that I have a much higher voltage that drops down to (what seems to be the norm) 1.4v and 4.8ghz?

I've talked with Gigabyte about the issue, and it's been problematic to explain the situation. They've essentially said that such is normal, and that enabling llc will fix the problem (they claim that it fixes it from 1.32 to 1.34v, which, to be blunt, isn't much of an increase).

Your opinion is appreciated
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any vdroop mods available for this board??

i wouldnt overcompensate by bumping the voltage even more though.

if for whatever reason it doesnt drop all that v, you dont want that much being pumped through your cpu.
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any vdroop mods available for this board??

i wouldnt overcompensate by bumping the voltage even more though.

if for whatever reason it doesnt drop all that v, you dont want that much being pumped through your cpu.
That's certainly a point that I am well aware of, and as of now I am fairly confident there is no mod known yet...

I am considering bumping up to 1.45v and going as far as it allows.
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