Originally Posted by wolvers
Better is still better!
And my Sabertooth board has whole raft of settings the likes of which I've never heard of.
Better, at the cost of heat and possibly stability. ;p
The question you should ask is, is it really the fsb that is giving you your gains or the 100/200mhz that is costing you heat and a lil more v your getting above your 200*multi oc. Is it really the fsb that has 4.62 outperforming 4.60 or the 200mhz difference? Not to mention the higher your fsb, and the jumpier your overall clocks will be at post. It may post 4.63 or 4.618, the higher the fsb clock, at least on sabertooth rev1 boards (mine anyway), the more extreme the clock jumpiness is (another reason I shy from fsb cranking).
edit: Not saying fsb cranking isn't viable, it just always comes at a cost, in some cases much less noticeable costs, or within acceptable costs people are willing to compensate for or deal with. In many cases, some find they aren't able to get multi very high and really have no choice but fsb cranking, but that is just the name of the game. I would honestly treat fsb cranking as a fine tune to hit a expected clock against multi, instead of trying to use it entirely for high clock. I am not so sure fsb being high clocked is really where your getting your perf gains. I wasn't seeing it when trying to match 200 vs high fsb trying to match 4.5ghz in tests. Memory timing seemed to be the biggest difference.Edited by endevite - 11/19/12 at 5:41am