Originally Posted by Mike The Owl
I see that you are all over-clocking using the CPU FSB with a low CPU Multiplier, can someone give me a short and simple advantage so I can understand why.
As a newbie I've been sticking to just the multiplier and altering the voltage to get stable, I haven't started to over-clock my ram and am just concentrating on a stable high over-clock.
I spent my time trying to increase my score in things like Cinebench as well as the usual benchmarks and if I can gain something in the games I play I would certainly have a go at changing the way I overclock.
I know we newbies can be a nuisance but its thanks to you guys that I have managed to overclock past 5000.MHz at all.
Mike The Owl
Overclocking VIA FSB will clock all components on your motherboard when you bump it up.. the trick is that you need to make sure that everything stays in check within the voltage and check stability of everything when you do.. normally a bum of 20-30 FSB isn't going to cause instability unless its RAM thats causing the issue.
I prefer it the that way so you get the most optimization
When I clock I follow this:
Clock CPU as high as possible with thermal limits making sure stability, with Multi.. writw down voltages
Clock ram to a decent frequency (normally I go with as high as I can go per the latency) write that information down
set everything back and start adjusting the FSB as you know the 2 main components, make sure you keep HT and CPU/NB about the same until you know you are stable then you can play with bumping those up.
check balance adjust voltage check balance wash repeat