Originally Posted by compudaze;13272937
By using ofset voltage your are saving at most 5w at idle. In order
To get stable at sub 100% load using offset voltage, I've had to use more voltage than needed for 100% load. I switched to manual after that and never looked back to revisit the issue.
So, should I set Phase Control to Extreme and just run at v1.29 the entire time? Would this lower my CPU's life or cause Degradation over voltage scaling at Idle?
Also to answer connection, I'm running a Noctua NH-D14.
Edit: Ok, now I'm just confused, looking back I think there was a misunderstanding. I managed to get Offset to work at exactly v1.288. It ran fine for 12 Hours of Prime95 Blend. However, I start experience BSODs when the computer is doing things that require less load (Youtube, League of Legends). This also happened when I ran at v1.29 with Manual Voltage instead of Offset.
I've ruled out corruption and drivers. I've also ruled out memory because I'm currently running at 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24-1T with my CPU at stock settings and I've yet to experience a BSOD in 2 days.
I can only assume this is caused by instability at lower clocks due to my voltage scaling. At 100% Load its v1.280 - v1.288 and at idle its v0.955. I could turn Phase Control to extreme and have it run at v1.28 24/7, however it would never downclock to 1.6 GHz at idle and that's something that concerns me due to degradation and CPU life.Edited by 3xVicious - 4/26/11 at 5:36am