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333mhz at 9x -or- 428mhz at 7x 1:1...?

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aznsound

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Aug 11, 2002
right now, i have my E6600 overclocked to 3ghz at 333mhz with 9x multiplier... i was considering of lowering the multiplier to 7x so i can get a 1:1 with the ram at ~428mhz...

i was wondering if a faster bus at a lower multiplier will require more voltage than a slower bus with a higher multiplier...?

which one would be a better configuration...?
 

Randyman...

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May 8, 2004
It probably depends on the MoBo, but I know that my P965 based systems perform better when NOT in the 370-399 FSB Range due to bootstrapping. The P35/X38 chipsets probably have a different range of FSB's to avoid...

I always prefer a faster FSB when possible as this usualy widens up the FSB bandwidth (assuming you are not stepping over a bootstrap where the timings loosen for the worse)...

:cool:
 

Mr.Guvernment

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Feb 26, 2003
past reviews i have seen show basiocally 0 diff between a faster FSB and lower muili vs slower FSB and higher multi if you are using it to hit the same speed.

just do what you can get to stable
 
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aznsound

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hi, i've settled at 350mhz x 9 FSB with 466mhz memory... the processor is actually stable at 3.2ghz but i am not trying to max it out... i just want something extra... at 3.15ghz, i was still able to undervolt from 1.35v down to 1.30v... it's amazing... the result is almost the same temps at idle with stock speed ~35C... at full load, the temps are around 5C more than at stock... around 54C high at 3.15ghz with Zalman 7000...
 

Mr.Guvernment

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i am messing with my 6600 now, i am 3.15Ghz also at 1.320 in cpu idle, temps are 51 idle on speed fan, but then for each individual core..... it says 28-33C for each.. weirdd

s9700 zalman here
problem is day time now in costa rica is hitting 30C easily, so i cant run it 24/7 as hard as i want, but once 5pm ish comes, temp drops
 
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aznsound

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at 3.15ghz and 30C ambient, what temps are you getting at full load...?

i am getting 54C at load with ambient 26C...