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Hey guys, is it lower multiplier for less heat or is higher for less heat.
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Lower (assuming same fsb)... Although its fairly negligible. Most of the heat comes from the voltage.
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Multiplier has nothing to do with heat all by itself. Higher clock speeds (FSB x multi) will increase heat a slight amount, but only 1C-2C if that. If you are running a CPU at 3000 mhz, it makes no difference heat wise whether it is 300*10 or 333*9.
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Lower... Although its fairly negligible. Most of the heat comes from the voltage.
Right. You can lower your multi which will lower the clock speed but you better off lowering your fsb and then your voltages
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More volts = More heat.

Not speed
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Well, when you lower the multiplier and raise the FSB (assuming the same final clock speed), what that effectively does is jack up the Northbridge's internal FSB clock. This shifts the stress away from the CPU and to the NB, but the temperature differential of doing such is negligible, as previously mentioned.
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