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post #11 of 32
hmmm? fx's are the only ones with unlocked multi's? mine isnt locked on my 3500 venice. ive used anywhere from 9 to 11 multi , and no it doesnt default to the standard 11 when i save and exit out. im using 10.5 right now
    
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I can use all multi's upto x12 on my 3800+ venice. This locked multi business confuses me
 
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post #13 of 32
the multis are downward unlocked meaning you can use a lower multi than stock to increase you system speed for example 220MHzx10 is faster than 200MHzx11 tyhe only chips that are unlocked upwards are the FX series
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ahhhh ok that makes sense
    
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post #15 of 32
Really? So how is it when i set my FSB to 250Mhz with a multi of x12 it actually changes the speed to 3Ghz? Ok it doesn't post but it does change it
 
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post #16 of 32
thats because the stock multi on a 3800+ is 12 you can use any up to 12
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Aha now it's making sense...
 
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post #18 of 32
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See - I'm still confused... My 3800+ Manchester is locked at 10.

I can change the multi up or down all day long but neither my BIOS flashscreen nor Win XP Pro x64 registers the change in multi.. It shows I've changed it IN BIOS, but after saving and exiting - no change.

Only when I change the FSB does it affect my speed.
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post #19 of 32
Yes your stock multi is 10....You can lower it but not raise it..Sorry to be so unclear in my first post....By lowering your multi you can then up the fsb higher to increase mem speed and a faster and more effective oc...M
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post #20 of 32
i would just leave it on 10x and just use the HTT to adjust the speed
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