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eVGA 680i, Higher Multi > Higher FSB?

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So i've been messing around recently, and it seems on my eVGA 680i A1, the higher the multi, the higher the performance.

I've tested 8x(1600FSB)-12x(1066FSB) multi on my QX6700, settings the FSB to whatever it takes to get to 3.2Ghz.

It seems that high multi, low FSB scores higher results, anyone else notice this? It should be the other way around.
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Depends on the Ram. If you have to switch from 1:1 or if you change your timings, then that may be the reason you're getting better performance.
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Yup that would be it. Thanks, I'll stick below 1286FSB

3.2Ghz at the stock 10x multi is 1280FSB, you think thats fine?
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So i've been messing around recently, and it seems on my eVGA 680i A1, the higher the multi, the higher the performance.

I've tested 8x(1600FSB)-12x(1066FSB) multi on my QX6700, settings the FSB to whatever it takes to get to 3.2Ghz.

It seems that high multi, low FSB scores higher results, anyone else notice this? It should be the other way around.
Yup, Robilar and myself have both been saying this is the best combo for the 680i boards,low FSB high Multi.

Thats why I keep rating the Extreme series CPUs with their unlocked multis.
Through all my benches I found it is definately better if you're running a 680i board.
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So i've been messing around recently, and it seems on my eVGA 680i A1, the higher the multi, the higher the performance.

I've tested 8x(1600FSB)-12x(1066FSB) multi on my QX6700, settings the FSB to whatever it takes to get to 3.2Ghz.

It seems that high multi, low FSB scores higher results, anyone else notice this? It should be the other way around.

Straps are important if you're close to a point where they change.

But in my case at 3.4 ghz 7x vs 9x there's no comparison. 7x yields almost 10% higher memory bandwidth which translates into substantially better performance in gaming..

Also, 1.45v (BIOS) nb voltage has yielded Orthos stability for > 1hr which is sufficient for me..

Picking up E6850 today....
    
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