Originally Posted by hurricane28
wow the times and speeds are all over the place, you could use a tad more voltage. Why did you under clock the HT and set the NB to the same level?
I run 2600MHz for HT and NB.
Those times and speeds don't mean a whole lot in IBT.... especially if he was doing something in the background during some of the runs.
Also, many have found that the NB and HT running at the same speeds performs best, though not everyone can get 2400+NB without a lot of voltage, so depending on the multipliers, base clocks, and temps, you can sometimes find users getting sweet spots between 2300-2500, with very minimal performance difference from 2600....
I am running 2600/2600 myself, and it takes 1.4v CPU-NB to get the most out of it. It seems to run at 1.3v, but I get this weird latency in the mouse, and sometimes exibits some strange behavior with the USB ports, even though it's IBT stable. I upped to 1.4v and the problems dissapeared. I know that may sound strange, but my x6 with very high NB and too low of voltage exhibited the same exact issues. Maybe due to using the same wireless mouse, and wifi adapter after the system upgrade.
Johan also warned me of NB performance improving with more voltage, despite it's apparent stability with lower numbers, adding more (within reason) seems to improve things.
I found a temp increase going from 1.2 to 1.3v CPU-NB, but going to 1.4v seemed to have little to no bearing on temps at all, so I kept it.