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post #1 of 17
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I was reading Dolk's PII overclocking guide,And in the Thuban section that you can run the HT Link settings at the same speed(MHz) as the CPU/NB.Is this true or not?
And if so,Does this apply to my PII x4 960T?
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post #2 of 17
Mine seems to get pissed off at anything over 2200 or so, of which there are no tangible gains of running it over 2000.
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i've never seen any evidence of gains with increased HT link.
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I have no benchmarks to show, but I just changed my cpu/nb and HT link to 2378 Mhz and it seems to me I have a lot smoother performance gaming than 2 days ago when they were both set at 2000 Mhz. I believe the HT link helps the CPU, RAM, and Graphics card communicate with each other faster. Makes sense to me that bumping it up would bump up performance.

And yes, I have a 960T as well. They definitely can run at the same speed. In fact, my bios will not let me up the HT link unless I first up the cpu/nb, and the HT link seems to only be limited by the cpu/nb.
 
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by mat459 View Post

I have no benchmarks to show, but I just changed my cpu/nb and HT link to 2378 Mhz and it seems to me I have a lot smoother performance gaming than 2 days ago when they were both set at 2000 Mhz. I believe the HT link helps the CPU, RAM, and Graphics card communicate with each other faster. Makes sense to me that bumping it up would bump up performance.
And yes, I have a 960T as well. They definitely can run at the same speed. In fact, my bios will not let me up the HT link unless I first up the cpu/nb, and the HT link seems to only be limited by the cpu/nb.

The performance increase you saw was from the cpu/nb increase. There is a huge benefit to overclocking the cpu/nb, I suggest trying to overclock it more. Aim for 3000mhz, but leave the HT link as close to 2000 as you can as there is no benefit to overclocking it.
 
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Ok,Sounds good.Thanks for all your input.
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post #7 of 17
Yep there's not much of a difference for HT Link at anything past 2000mhz. I've tried it out with my NB @ 3000mhz and my HT Link between 1800mhz~3000mhz.

Others may say that you need a higher HT Link for higher overclocks, but I never found that true.
    
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Yep there's not much of a difference for HT Link at anything past 2000mhz. I've tried it out with my NB @ 3000mhz and my HT Link between 1800mhz~3000mhz.
Others may say that you need a higher HT Link for higher overclocks, but I never found that true.

There was a nice chart somewhere that showed it actually decreased performance with crossfired/slid pcs.
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post #9 of 17
yes..it's true..you can..i do sometimes..
but my ht link caps out @ around 2800
 
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post #10 of 17
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The performance increase you saw was from the cpu/nb increase. There is a huge benefit to overclocking the cpu/nb, I suggest trying to overclock it more. Aim for 3000mhz, but leave the HT link as close to 2000 as you can as there is no benefit to overclocking it.

Thanks. Do I need to bump any voltage to raise this higher? I tried it at 27xx Mhz before, and it was unstable.
 
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