Confused with offset values...

Hi there,

I am new to overclocking. I have been reading around about overclocking with offset. I'm not sure if it's as simple as it seems or if it's as complicated as it can seem.

I have a i7 2600K, I went straight into the bios, whacked the multiplier straight to 43 x 100 and then a negative offset of -0.045.
I am running prime95 as I type and have been for at least 30 minutes now, CPU-Z reads the Vcore at 1.280V, and the highest recorded temp so far with Core Temp has been 67c. My mother board only has an option to enable of disable LLC. Speed Spectrum is disabled.

Is it as simple as that? Do I literally just pick a multiplier number, and lower the voltage using -0.05 increments until it is unstable? Or is there much more to it?

The reason I am confused is because Core Temp reads VID voltage 1.3811V, CPU-Z reads Vcore 1.280V and the BIOS something around 1.2V.

So tell me, is it as simple as choosing a frequency, then lowering the negative offset as low as possible until unstable?

Sorry for my newbness, but I have to start somewhere! :)
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  1. Anyone?
  2. Well, I thought someone could shed some light...
  3. VID is different from actual voltage, so don't let that confuse you.

    This should help you out. http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?2162-Overclocking-Using-Offset-Mode-for-CPU-Core-Voltage
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