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I'm in the process of OCing my e6700 on my d975xbx. As many of you know, the multiplier is locked, and unlike Asus and a few other mobos who have a downward multiplier, my board does not allow this. I like my board, and I wanna stick with it, so I have a question:

What are your thoughts on OCing software like CrystalCPUID to modify the multiplierof my chip?

My inital reaction is to ignore them and just OC through my BIOS since my board is incredibly stable, but I could much more precisely OC if I could change my multiplier. Please let me know your thoughts on OC software. --Thanks
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150 raptor, 1.0 TB total XP Pro (x86), and Vista (x64) Samsung 225bw Logitech G15 
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700W Alienware Copperhead 
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Software Overlocking methods are Dodgy at best. When overclocking with software it can become increasingly Unstable and thus can cause Windows Corruption...Stick to the BIOS.
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Software Overlocking methods are Dodgy at best. When overclocking with software it can become increasingly Unstable and thus can cause Windows Corruption...Stick to the BIOS.
Agreed

Software overclocking has no control over memory timings or voltage.

This means that the results can be very hit and miss.

Ive used clockgen in the past with my backup rig but ran into stability problems even after only a small increase in FSB.

In the process of doing this it corrupted DLL and HAL files which caused me to reinstall the OS. Since then I have always advised people againt using this method of overclocking.

Use at your peril
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 74GB WD Raptor (RAID 0) + 2.2TB of SATA HDDs NEC DVD/RW SATA XP Home Edition SP3 IIyama H481S 19' TFT 1280x1024 
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