In the past, I've used offset with 2500k and 2600k on asus mobo's for few years. I understood offset from that time and how voltage varies with load, but this generation's seems to add more layers I'm guessing.
I did brief attempts with offset on Taichi mobo. In my case: 49x cpu ratio, cache 44x, min cache auto, mostly auto everything else. I found fixed 1.31vcore llc1 worked for my chip for 4.9ghz 0 avx.
Offset -60 llc1 yielded varied results, like vcore and vid would spike under IBT, realbench, or x264 stability test. Approaching 1.4vcore or 1.44v.
Offset -120 llc1 didn't boot.
Offset -110 llc1 seemed closer to expectation because under the same tests, vcore might go to 1.376v in IBT, or 1.344v in realbench, or 1.296 in cinebench, or 1.26-1.28v in superposition bench.
Using hwinfo. Windows balanced power plan, edited min processor state 45%. I saw other posts about offset, about how if the value is too high, even large difference from idle's volt might be unstable. I would like the vcore to only go up to 1.31v, fine with a bit more but not 0.080v more. I'm trying to understand and have been looking for templates, guidelines, examples, etc.
Based off user Aisuga's post in another thread:
Originally Posted by Aisuga
There's nothing wonky about dynamic/adaptive/offset voltage on the Gaming 7. You guys are simply missing a crucial setting (which btw you'd have the same issue with ASUS), IA AC/DC Load Line. You have to basically disable it so that the dynamic voltage is close to what you want it to be otherwise you're on full SVID mode basically. On Gigabyte it's controlled by 2 settings. In the same place you find CPU LLC, you also have another Internal AC/DC Load Line item, leave it on auto. Then in another section of the bios named "VR control" or something similar, you have to type 1 for both IA AC and DC. The big difference is finally the DVID will be equal to VID +/-offset and modified by your chosen LLC. It becomes super easy to figure out what offset you need for a given voltage.
I'd recommend finding what voltage you need with fixed voltage first and then once you have that number apply an offset that will give you the same voltage.
I think the real issue with both Gigabyte and Asrock (as they have the same issue), is that they haven't made a guide for newbs, so people struggle figuring out how to do dynamic voltage.
As for the sensor that get knocked out, it only happens with HWinfo for some reason, if you use any of the Gigabyte monitoring software it works fine.
And after reading his following posts from that thread, it makes some sense to me. I don't know what the Asrock equivalents are for the above settings.
Also another thread: ASRock Z370 Taichi - Adaptive Voltage Option?
, it seems more reliable to just stick with fixed.