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Thats how much my Quad needs at that speed! Test it 8 hours on prime95 or orthos (Small FFT's) to be 100% certain you are stable.
I'll do that. Thanks for the help!
    
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By increasing my FSB (400-450) and using the 8x multiplier, I noticed a decrease in my loading times and folding performance.

Worth a try if your NB can handle the heat.
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How are you undervolting if you are at 1.41V.
(First time OC here)

It just seems kind of low, given that everyone else is running theirs at around 1.44v-1.48v. The temps are good, but I think they can be better, so I'm figuring some things out regarding my internal fan placement and then making a new post about it for some feedback.
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One more question: Would increasing the FSB voltage in the BIOS help with CPU stability? Thanks
    
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FSBv is linked to the GTLv on mobo's that do not allow for a seperate GTLv adjustment. PLL voltage should be ~1.5v for ~400mhz FSB, with no OC on the PCI-E freq.
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FSBv is linked to the GTLv on mobo's that do not allow for a seperate GTLv adjustment. PLL voltage should be ~1.5v for ~400mhz FSB, with no OC on the PCI-E freq.
...wat?
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I'll do that. Thanks for the help!
Anytime.
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Well, here are those benchies courtesy of the Passmark CPU Performance Test. (sorry if the pics are too large, I'm on a 1920x1080 screen)

1.475v via BIOS for 3.4 ghz (378FSB x 9):



1.5125v via BIOS for 3.6 ghz (400FSB x 9):



Speedstepping WAS enabled in BIOS (C1E, EIST, etc., even though this means nothing when CPU is under load)

What you're looking at is about a 5.2% increase in CPU performance with the 200 mhz overclock.

Is it worth it? In my opinion yes.

Will your CPU be thermally sound? Well, that depends on your current heatsink
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FSBv is linked to the GTLv on mobo's that do not allow for a seperate GTLv adjustment. PLL voltage should be ~1.5v for ~400mhz FSB, with no OC on the PCI-E freq.
Unfortunately I don't know what either GTLv or PLLv mean. A simple yes or no answer for my original question would be great.
    
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What you're looking at is about a 5.2% increase in CPU performance with the 200 mhz overclock.
I said 5%, didn't I? And I didn't even need to run a test...
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