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Another question for the experts. Does the northbridge voltage affect overclocking ability & or stability on a Athlon 64? I have tried searching & can't find much info. Any Help?

The reason I ask, is while overclocking my 3800 X2, I bumped the northbridge voltage up one step after reaching what seemed like a wall at my current Vcore & after that was able to reach a bit higher, funny thing is temps seemed to drop slightly too, am I crazy or can northbridge voltage help an overclock on the edge become stable. I have more room for voltage increase on the norhtbridge & good cooling on it too. Any thoughts?
    
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It can indeed help to better your OC, but I don't understand how your temps dropped lol. Pay attention on the MB temp, don't get that too high.
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So what your saying is I am Crazy! Maybe it was just a lower ambient temp, or maybe I just wished the temps lower.
    
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