Originally Posted by kevindd992002
Originally Posted by MooMoo
Whats the point was in this 'additional voltage'? I remember that people said you can get your idle voltage, low as 0.8something, but Im using only offset and I get it there
Originally Posted by munaim1
Just because more and more people are using it doesn't make it into a general requirement. As mentioned it is an additional
feature, when used it allows you to increase the load turbo voltage, however increasing it will require you reduce your load vcore and in turn reduce your idle voltage which might or might not cause issues.
Will update OP in a moment.
Yeah, I was just trying to know if this feature is like an advantage to us and so you can add it to your guide. But I think you are against using it, no?
I wouldn't say I'm against it:
Here are the PRO's and CON's:PRO:
Using additional turbo voltage allows you to increase the turbo load voltage, thus reducing the core voltage and the idle voltage which could also reduce power consumption and temps at idle*1CON:
As mentioned, the idle voltage will obviously be lesser as you reduce the core voltage, however as we know, SB does suffer from idle random bsods*2
and this could
probably increase the chances of it happening.
My thoughts in regards to power consumption and idle temps:
The difference in power consumption will probably next to nothing, but if you're concious about that then by all means reduce the vcore and use additional turbo voltage. Same applies to the temps, but to me and a lot of other's, IDLE temps are not important, you may be able to reduce the idle temps by 1c by being able to reduce the idle voltage but is it really worth it especially knowing how SB has the IDLE bug? that brings me to point 2:
IDLE random bsods:
Well as you know LLC plays a part in it and I hope I don't have to explain why at this stage (more info click on the IDLE bsod thread in my sig). The additional turbo voltage is quite similar to LLC and IMO that's probably why Asus has removed it from their BIOS rev.
That's just my reason for not using it EDIT:
Just to reiterate, I'm not saying this feature is bad, quite the opposite actually, using it correctly
allows for a more 'efficient' overclock without bsods and instability which is obviously a good thing but for me it's not worth it.
10,000+ posts lol no life Edited by munaim1 - 3/14/12 at 8:44am