Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
You do realize that by going from 2.0GHz to 2.4 or 2.6GHz....you're not ACTUALLY overclocking your motherboard's NB, right? You're overclocking the CPU NB. Completely different, and completely different voltages that you should be adjusting......
The motherboard's NB is in charge of the HTT (also called FSB). It's also in charge of most of your expansion slots, SATA, etc, etc, etc. But it has nothing to do with anything you are overclocking, unless its HTT (FSB). If you're still at stock 200MHz HTT, then your motherboard is technically still at stock (for the NB).
So why do you need a fan on it again? You can usually get up to about 250-275 HTT or so before you even need to worry about the board's NB voltages. Just so long as it has some sort of airflow over it (case fans are enough), then its not going to matter.
Yeah well with same speed of 2.4ghz, and CPU NB at stock voltage, I kept getting BSODs once I started games, then I increased that voltage by one option, and no more bsod, so I do need the increase of voltage.
I know the NB can withstand the heat. HT link still stock 2000MHZ