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Over-clocking my QX6850

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Mar 14, 2008
Northwest Ohio
I've been doing a lot of reading about the main two ways to overclock just about any Intel based system and I'm wondering if just changing the multiplier works just as well as tweaking the FSB or if they're about the same?

I bumped up my multiplier from the default 9 to 10 in my BIOS and it pushed my CPU up to 3.33 and after playing Bio-Shock for a few hours my system has remained very stable without tweaking any voltages.

Is it possible to use both ways together to really fine-tune the thing?


Mar 13, 2008
Toronto, Canada
Raising the multiplier works the best because nothing is changing except the CPU speed, and you can even use half multipliers. Eventualy you will need more voltage though. Mixing FSB and multiplier overclocking works well too for a more fine tuned overclock.