Originally Posted by Jpmboy
^^ This !!
okay so while the cpu is perfectly capable of being overclocked with variable voltage, XMP sets it to a constant max, why is this?
and so higher speeds need a 125 and greater strap, why?
and once @ 125 you have to use offset instead of adaptive...
As I said earlier, it seems like it's been tacked on after the fact very haphazardly, like metro over a desktop.
That's just how it feels to me as an end user, really messy and complicated and it doesn't quite work.
I don't have all the knowledge like you guys do granted but yeah, that's how I see it.
Originally Posted by Desolutional
Are you still dropping sticks or getting bd errors? If not, then you could try lowering it to 0.13V, rinse and repeat until issues start happening again.
Also you could set LLC to 6 if you wanted. At 1.83V I don't think it would hurt the CPU to leave it on 7 though (I drop my LLC down to 5 or 6 as soon as I go above 1.93V). The important thing to note about VCCSA is that it is like cache. Instability is only presented after running Windows and messing about for 30 minutes or more; at least in all my VCCSA issues. Most of my issues manifested when running HyperPI in the form of rounding errors. Running Prime95 blend should help to show some instability too (as long as your cooling can handle the heat output). VCCSA is a weird voltage to get right, I think for your situation a value between 0.98V and 1.08V should provide the best stability. You'll have to work out what offset to apply from there using (HWiNFO or AiDA64 VCCSA reading subtract the BIOS setting).
I set my VCCSA to "Auto" to get an initial target VCCSA, then I added 0.02V to that for safety. When I set Auto I get 1.008V of VCCSA. So I target 1.028V VCCSA for 24/7 use, and I worked out the offset by going into BIOS and setting VCCSA offset to +0.001V, then checking the value in HWiNFO64 sensors. That value with the +0.001V is your stock VCCSA.
i could drop the vsa in increments until it starts to stuff up again.
I think i have llc @ 6 now already.
and i put dram current on 130 and cpu current on 120, probably dont need the cpu current over 100?