okay, so voltage set in bios = 1.380 LLC = high load voltage (according to cpuz) = 1.360 - 1.376 load vid (according to core temp) = 1.2059 **this results in a stable 4.8 overclock on my 3770k according the offset formula, it is MANUAL VCORE minus LOAD VID in this case, it would be: 1.380 - 1.2059 = 0.1741 so this is an positive(+) offset of 0.175 rounded up. for those who have experience with offset and such, is there any problems using such a high offset number? most offsets I seen around the web is like 0.050, 0.075 and etc. *** some might argue, use ULTRA LLC and drop the vcore- the problem with this is, it overshoots the vcore on load way past the vcore I entered in the bios. for example; vcore set in bios = 1.360 LLC = ultra load voltage (according to cpuz) = 1.380 - 1.384 load vid (according to core temp) = 1.2059 **this results in an overshoot of volts being pushed into my processor, a whole .020 or .024 over! anyway, in this scenario... 1.360 - 1.2059 = 0.1541; a positive offset of 0.155 so either way, the offset will be pretty high.