Originally Posted by kevindd992002
What then is the real use of LLC when you can adjust your Vcore up to the point that you always get the same Vcore at CPU-Z for different VCore at BIOS?
The main reason I can see is if you're using manual voltage and don't want your idle voltage to be high.
For example, if you need 1.4v at load and set your voltage manually, you may need need 1.5v in the bios to end up at 1.4v load (due to vdroop). This means your system will probably idle near 1.5v, which a lot of people don't want.
In this case, LLC lets your voltage stay near 1.4v at all times, which lowers heat, power usage, and probably increases processor life.
However, if you're using offset voltage, your voltage will drop to 1v or under at idle, so LLC doesn't bring much benefit here. I'd mainly use it in this case if it helped me get stable at a lower vcore, which I haven't found to be the case on a decent motherboard @ less than 1.4v.
Originally Posted by AeroZ
What % do I need for 45x OC?
I'd just set it at 140%, which is what ASUS reps have recommended for overclocking. 45x probably won't need 40% extra power, but that setting just sets the maximum power limit--not how much power it will actually use, so with it at 140%, you won't have to worry about the power limit holding your overclock back.
Originally Posted by SpiritGear
What would be the equivalent of offset voltage overclocking on gigabyte motherboards?
Gigabyte calls it dynamic vcore, and it's located under the cpu vcore option in the bios.Edited by Mad Skillz - 12/6/11 at 12:09am