Originally Posted by TurricanM3
so is it 100% safe to disable Ring Down in terms of the "overvolting" warning in the uefi when using manual voltages for VCore/IO/SA. Thanks Praz!
what is "safe".. you are overclocking the part beyond the OEM spec. That said, I have my 8700K at 50 cache with ring bin down disabled. No issues and I have not detected any overvoltage of the cache via multimeter.
it really is a "smoke 'em if you got 'em" thing.
Originally Posted by vonPelz
I believe all three options will increase load voltage. But upping LLC and/or SVID behaviour will also affect non-turbo volts I think, and LLC will counter vdroop (for better or worse?).
So why use LLC instead of just upping the turbo voltage? Won't one have better control of the resulting load voltage with the latter option? I see everyone using LLC in their OCs, but I fail to see the immediate benefit...
As for adaptive being broken, changing SVID behaviour to best, IA AC & DC load to 0.0.1 and LLC to default worked for me (Z370-E). Otherwise the voltage was way higher than needed at load. But it sounds strange if the Maximus boards are providing less voltage than expected...
Vdroop is on the voltage rail for a reason: transient load line over and under-shoot which occurs on the uS time scale so is not detectable without proper equipment. It's not a new thing. IMO, it is always best to allow for a healthy amount of droop for daily use (and the least desirable thing to do is to use load line compensation to add voltage above the value set in bios). Low current loads running at a higher vcore are not the problem (remember, current kills, not voltage... within reason). So, choose a mid value for LLC and permit some droop. A normal OC (manual fixed, or adaptive with windows high perf mode enabled) will idle at a voltage higher than full load. 5.2/5.0 on this chip is 1.36V with 40mV droop at load