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I heard the the ht link should be under 1000, right now mine is at 1162, how would i go by lowering that. My fsb is at 290 at 9x, do i need to lower it to 8x?
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my memory is at 145.3
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I heard the the ht link should be under 1000, right now mine is at 1162, how would i go by lowering that. My fsb is at 290 at 9x, do i need to lower it to 8x?
If you're stable at those speeds, I wouldn't worry about it. And your HT multiplier should be 5x,4x,3x, or lower. Now since you have a 290Mhz front side bus, your HT multiplier is 4x to get you the 1162. If you knock it down to 3x, then you'll have approx. 870MHz HT. If you lower the HT link, you MIGHT be able to increase your fsb even higher, to get a higher overclock.

Like I said though, if you're happy with your current OC, and its stable, then leave it.

Also, the multiplier you're looking at is the CPU multiplier. 290x9 is 2610MHz....that's your processor's clock speed. So if you lowered it, you wouldn't have nearly as high of an overclock. From what I've learned so far, its best to leave your CPU multiplier at its stock setting (usually), and try to keep your HT link around 1000MHz. Then increase your fsb until you're unstable, then increase voltage as needed. Then go again from there, lol. Its a long process (at least for me).

Anyway.....like I said, I'd leave it where it is. Sounds like your motherboard already lowered your HT multiplier automatically. My guess is that you've got a pretty good board.
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I'd also like to point out ALWAYS keep an eye on your temps until you're sure your overclock is safe even under full load. I forgot to mention that on my last post...so I figured I would now, just to be safe, lol.
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so like right now its at 1200. Is that to high? In my bios I can set the HT link to 1gb -200mhz, but the is also an auto setting.
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so like right now its at 1200. Is that to high? In my bios I can set the HT link to 1gb -200mhz, but the is also an auto setting.
Honestly, the best thing I could say would be to stress test it, and make sure its stable. It will vary between computers. My HT Link is stable at 1333MHz. It all depends on what your hardware can handle. I believe running Orthos should be able to tell you if you're stable or not. If you lower your HT Link to a lower multiplier (3x), then you should be able to raise your front side bus up higher to get a better OC. So you're currently at 300fsb with a 2.7GHz clock speed? Try lowering your HT multiplier to 3x, and get that baby higher. You're running an opteron like your sig says? Those things should EASILY hit the 3.0GHz mark from what I've read.

Your HT Link multiplier SHOULD be a number like 5x, 4x, 3x. I don't think it would be a -200. I could be wrong on this.
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so like right now its at 1200. Is that to high? In my bios I can set the HT link to 1gb -200mhz, but the is also an auto setting.
Ok, I think I understand what you're talking about now (hopefully). If there is no option in your BIOS to give your HT Link a multiplier value (5x,4x,3x, etc.)...then I'd say leave it at auto. If it really does ask you for a specific frequency (200-1000MHz), you could very easily get your machine to not post if its not set right. IF that is the case, I'd leave it at auto...your board should know whats good for it, lol. Most modern boards are usually good at auto setting some things when overclocking. Hell, mine even does a good job setting the voltage, HT Link, and multiplier. So if there's not a setting to turn your HT Link down by a multiplier value, then leave it at auto, and it should do a good job on its own.
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