Originally Posted by Indulgence
set the LLC to level 1 so that the vcore will stay close to the setting of vcore you applied, underload. In this way, you can easily configure your OCs as vcore will not jump to higher figures unexpectedly.
Do not set LLC to level 1. Always avoid level 1 if you are OC.
It makes you reach the desirable vcore better (lower, since there is less vdroop) at level1 but at the same time you are risking your cpu to get damaged by unwanted voltage spikes.
LLC is there to prevent that set by the motherboard company, not from intel.
So someone who uses off-set but use LLC level 1 doesn't make sense...
Save the voltage at idle but allow it to risk getting more spikes on load...?!!?
Using level 1 on lower clock (up to 4.0~4.2 or so) should be fine since it only uses lower voltages overall anyway. (so the voltage spike won't reach the danger zone.)