Originally Posted by mcogan10
does decreasing the multiplier work? can you get a higher fsb? i would think that the stock multi would be more stable.
just tellen of my experience....anyone who has a 4300 should try it...i should say that everyone that has tried it with success used a 965p chipset..so i can't say for other chipsets..
here is what i did and why..
i was stuck at 400fsb..(game stable but not TAT stable for more than an hour) i was wondering if the "walls" and straps changed under a different multi..for me it didn't change that 400fsb was my max oc..but i found by accidental bios reset, that i was running that 400fsb x8 with stock vcore...not stable for more than an 2 hours tho..but when i raised the vcore to the next step up 1.337 i was stable....and much lower temps...
after this i ran benchmarks...in 3d and game benchmarks i lost only 5fps...i was stunned...in pc type benchmarks i lost around 5% or less in most tests...running 3.2 instead of 3.6...
i think i have posted the info on the 965's that says we ,when using a lower multi, actually raise our fsb on the chipset....you can test this with windows /controlpanel/system....it will show you running faster than your bios..other programs will show this as well, i think sandra shows it under "motherboard"..
its a lot of info..i'll find where i posted that stuff and post a link if anyone wants to read it...i admit its beyond me a little...i tend to learn ez, and this has me just confused enough to state "idk how"...lol..
it would make a little sense tho, seeing that i only saw a very minor decrease in performance compared to running at 9x multi..