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Does dropping the multiplier on a CPU have any consequence? If a CPU was running at 380 9x or 400 8x, would there be any real difference? Is it all about the FSB or does dropping the multi to a certain point create a bottleneck elsewhere? What's the formula I should be using?
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post #2 of 11
Dropping the multi to increase fsb isn't always a good idea. I will find the info and supply link in a minute.
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post #3 of 11
if your board/ram can support the higher fsb that go for it, usually makes a difference in your favour
    
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post #5 of 11
Lower multiplier and higher FSB is better if you can pull it off.

Higher FSB means your whole system is faster, higher multiplier just means CPU is faster.
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How do you then determine at what point your system is faster than your CPU, thus creating a bottleneck?
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post #7 of 11
There is always going to be a bottleneck....don't worry about it

Liek stated abovew, if your system (mainly RAM and NB) can ahndle the higher FSB then go for it.

Usually a higher FSB offers a quicker performance. So it's never a bad thing.
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post #8 of 11
Lowering the multi also gives you more memory bandwith if you run 1:1 with the same speed.
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post #9 of 11
A lower multi would stress your NB more the higher you OC, because you will need a higher FSB to reach the same speed than with a higher multi.
     
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post #10 of 11
just make sure you have good cooling on your NB and your fine...

just remember, the higher the FSB the hotter your NB will get... good cooling should make it not matter to much though....
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