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i overclocked my CPU a little more (3.12GHz) and that brought up the HT link to 2160MHz is that okay? or should i drop it to 1200? (only option)

Also is 2.4Ghz on the NB @ 1.25V okay?
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All fine, just keep HT link less or equal to NBspeed, the perfomance u get by upping the HT link is negligible, or even negative, but nothing alarming..

Just keep around 2000 +- 200mhz ( 1800-2200).

NB speed and volts are ok, try getting them higher... CPUNB is good up to 1.4v some say....but im not afraid of using 1.5v on it either. Just watch those temps.
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2160 is fine, as long as you're stable, of course.
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All fine, just keep HT link less or equal to NBspeed, the perfomance u get by upping the HT link is negligible, or even negative, but nothing alarming..

Just keep around 2000 +- 200mhz ( 1800-2200).

NB speed and volts are ok, try getting them higher... CPUNB is good up to 1.4v some say....but im not afraid of using 1.5v on it either. Just watch those temps.
its stable now so i dont really need to up any voltages but good to know its safe up to 1.4V
my mobo has no NB sensor so the best i can do it touch the NB heatsink and its ice cold so i think im good.

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2160 is fine, as long as you're stable, of course.
yup im stable.
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Overall perfromance will drop a little at 2160.

EDIT
CPU-NB is the IMC. You don't need to raise the NB voltage unless you oc the PCI-E lanes.
Edited by dixson01974 - 5/28/11 at 3:32pm
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Overall perfromance will drop a little at 2160.
are you sure? i run it at 2350 for like 2 days and performance was the same (cpu was 3055MHz) i didnt do any extensive testing though just ran crysis 2
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i overclocked my CPU a little more (3.12GHz) and that brought up the HT link to 2160MHz is that okay? or should i drop it to 1200? (only option)

Also is 2.4Ghz on the NB @ 1.25V okay?
Nothing wrong with it at all, under normal circumstances, there should be no negative affects from your HT @ that frequency at all, if your stable of course.

Edit: i was curious about this HT link degrading performance malarky, and i tried putting mine to 2.4 and i noticed no less performance what-so-ever. Obviously i moved it back, as i saw no reason to keep it that way with unlocked multi, but still, I really don't where everyone got the idea that going over 2Ghz affects performance so strongly ..

Wheres the ?
Edited by Asmodean - 5/28/11 at 3:41pm
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Nothing wrong with it at all, under normal circumstances, there should be no negative affects from your HT @ that frequency at all, if your stable of course.
sweat deal.
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Errr....When you say NB in overclocking, you are talking about the CPUNB, the CPU integrated memory controler (IMC), which is called CPUNB or short as NB clock, speed.

The North Bridge is the chipset, 890fx, 890gx, 880g, your case 780g. That doesnt have a speed. Also when you up the voltages on the CPUNB(IMC) it's a voltage inside the CPU, not on the CHIPSET.

the chipset voltage is something called NB voltage, or CHIPSET voltage.

CPUNB, IMC, voltage is something like, VDDNB, uncore voltage.... stuff like that.

There is no NB senser, by NB you mean the integrated memory controler (IMC), because it raises the temps of the CPU.

Did I help, or got you more confused?
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Errr....When you say NB in overclocking, you are talking about the CPUNB, the CPU integrated memory controler (IMC), which is called CPUNB or short as NB clock, speed.

The North Bridge is the chipset, 890fx, 890gx, 880g, your case 780g. That doesnt have a speed. Also when you up the voltages on the CPUNB(IMC) it's a voltage inside the CPU, not on the CHIPSET.

the chipset voltage is something called NB voltage, or CHIPSET voltage.

CPUNB, IMC, voltage is something like, VDDNB, uncore voltage.... stuff like that.

There is no NB senser, by NB you mean the integrated memory controler (IMC), because it raises the temps of the CPU.

Did I help, or got you more confused?
are you sure? CPUz says NB frequency 2400MHz
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