I'm not sure. I seem to recall this batch I'm on not being that terrible at 5GHz... it was cooling that was my problem, not volts. However... the more I think about it, the more I just may wait for IB-E and spend cash on Kepler when it lands. Can't decide yet... then you've got the C2 stepping version released soon (if not already), so it may be worth seeing what feedback there is on those before I decide. You'll have to talk me through that one day, as I never got my head around using offset. Instead I use a static setting, and use LLC to ramp up and down. I'd love to be able to idle at such a low, cool voltage though. Fancy posting a BIOS screenie? Yeah, that stuff needs to cure a little... same here. I'm using AS5 and it dropped quite a bit after I'd "run it in". BTW... just updated the boards for you Simon, so feel free to basque in your own smugness... ya' ****!