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This will probably sound like a newb question...but what are the advantages/disadvantages to raising my multiplier on my QX9650 I usually have it at 10x 1600 fsb everyday.... however i just bumped it to 11x so that i can get 4.4 out of it. So the next question is what about running it at 12X etc? What if any are the downfalls to doing so??

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You're basically just overclocking it further through a different means, instead of changing the actual bus speed you are changing how much it is multiplied, So basically you're trying to take giant overclocking chunks at a time. The downfall of which is that if you do that and can't post/stabilize, you don't know where in between those 2 jumps you can go.

Also, as you overclock your cpu, your ram follows suit, it will try to maintain an optimal variable with your FSB to keep it working at it's best. Most of which claim that the best ram performance is obtained from a 1:1 Ratio, so from your ram, it would be using a 1333 FSB (When you arn't overclocking the ram) Though I assume you can break 1400 with that ram resonably. Though 3:2 , Sync, Auto, and 5:4 will help you run at higher values while keeping optimal performance.

So to answer you shortly: More Multi = More data transfer and higher FSB but may require more voltage,cooling, and ram tweaking to get your optimal Stable settings.
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Don't forget you can use .5 multis too. I also run mine the same as yours, anything higher takes too much voltage for a 45nm...
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What if any are the downfalls to doing so??
The downfall is that it's not in my hands.

Nice monitor, I'm hoping to get that one for my birthday, lol.

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It also helps when you have very decent cpu cooling, but a not so decent mobo, it allows you to bypass the inabilities of the mobo to OC so that you can OC the mobo correctly.
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It also helps when you have very decent cpu cooling, but a not so decent mobo, it allows you to bypass the inabilities of the mobo to OC so that you can OC the mobo correctly.
Exactly...i agree this is one of the virtues of an unlocked multiplier!
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