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LLC just helps reduce vdroop which the change in voltage from idle to load (ussually a drop in voltage) to compensate for the increase in current and to keep the CPU in thermal spec, becuase Voltage X amperage = power and power =wattage, anyways LLC basically lowers the amount of voltage that is dropped.
In the past like a few years ago, there was a few articles that said LLC was and is dangerous becuase you can get huge transient spikes in voltage when suddenly going from load to idle. The truth is that if you buy a board that is built with good parts, like from asus or gigabyte or other top boards makers, LLC is pretty safe. i wouldn't worry about, and id use it on a sandybrdige platform, as intel has upped their requirements for the CPU VRM extensively.