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I'm a newbie to the OCing world but I have a E8400 that I have up to 3.8Ghz with a 475Mhz(1900) FSB (8x multiplier) and my 4-5-4-11@800 Mushkin Memory is at 4-5-5-5@950 (seeing 5398MB/sec in Memtest 86+) all on the stock cooler and totally stable. I have dabbled at 500Mhz FSB (4.0Ghz CPU and 1000Mhz Mem) but it was getting hotter than I like and the mem was posting errors so I'm going to get a better CPU cooler before continuing the OCing. I am thinking about the Thermalright IFX-14 or the Zalman CNPS9700LED as they both seem to be good coolers. Any suggestions?
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go with the zerotherm nirvana, im at 4 ghz and never get above 50 celcius with 100% cpu load and all fans at lowest settings, even the cpu fan at lowest settings. btw its pretty quiet for its size and efficency
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i seriously dont understand some people, what is with the whole dropping multi's these days?

I can understand the extra FSB but when your not gettin any higher with your OC, why not just go for the 9 multi and have 4Ghz

You dont even need 500FSB for 1000MHz RAM - and the difference between like 920Mhz and 1000 is minimal

RAM:FSB ratios exist for a reason =)
    
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i seriously dont understand some people, what is with the whole dropping multi's these days?

I can understand the extra FSB but when your not gettin any higher with your OC, why not just go for the 9 multi and have 4Ghz

You dont even need 500FSB for 1000MHz RAM - and the difference between like 920Mhz and 1000 is minimal

RAM:FSB ratios exist for a reason =)
Because with these intel guy sa high fsb can net you better performance depending on your latency for the NB and such. Now is there a huge difference between say 450 and 480, probably not too much but when your talking 350 and 480 for example there can be some very big gains,
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I'd like to bet that 475 FSB x 8 [3.8GHz] is slower than 445 FSB x 9 with the RAM @ Tighter timings [4Ghz]
    
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Actually, I started off at 9x but after extensive testing I found that with my memory running at 1:1 (8x) with the higher FSB it gave me better overall performance than when I was running the same CPU speed under the 9x multiplier and running 1:1 with the memory allows me to run tighter timing. If I had better OCing RAM then I probably would be better off at 9x but this memory won't allow it so I'm working with what I have here...
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better overclocking rams says the guy with 4-5-5-5 timings
    
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I'd like to bet that 475 FSB x 8 [3.8GHz] is slower than 445 FSB x 9 with the RAM @ Tighter timings [4Ghz]
Well yeah because now your trying to make up for 200mhz cpu speed. I was commenting that running at the same speed that your gonna probably get better performance at higher fsb, so if you were running 500x8 then I would bet you would get better performance atlest for benching and such then at 445x9
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the zerotherm nirvana works really good and i mean really good and its pretty lol.
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