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What is the overclocking opinion?

Right now with my LLC set to auto I get vBoost and during Prime95 it fluctuates quite rapidly between 1.25 - 1.26 - 1.27v. Max 1.3v.

When OC'ing is it better to just be in full control and turn that off? Like if I set it to 1.3v it stays at 1.3v?

Just wondering as I am looking to OC my new chip.
Edited by noahhova - 4/12/11 at 4:42pm
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I run LLC on full calibration. LLC will automatically over volt your CPU when under load, which will allow it to get what it needs as you up the OC. It will also allow you to run a lower Vcore for the same reason. It opens a larger span in the voltage. As it only adds voltage when needed, when your NOT under load, it will be able to run on a lower Vcore. Make sense?

It does become important to monitor the Vcore under load and keep the loaded Vcore under 1.55v.
 
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Run it enabled(full calibration).

Lets say you need 1.40v(at full load) for 4GHz

LLC Disable......1.45V(set in BIOS).....1.40V(at full load)
LLC Enable.......1.35V(set in BIOS).....1.40V(at full load).
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LLC is going to give you different voltage rises/drops depending on what board you have. You need to figure that out for yourself. Personally I enabled LLC because then when your not under full load you have a lower voltage. Once you figure out the difference of voltage at full load you can then compensate for the drop/rise in the bios.
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Awesome guys. Makes total sense now.
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