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I have been seeing people lowering their multipliers, so I'm curious, what's the advantage of having a lower multi?

Also, if I was stable at 467x9 and then lower my multi to 8 and raise my FSB to 525, do I have to raise the vCore or does a lower multi mean lower vCore?
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Higher FSB use to mean a overall faster computer... however I don't think that is the case anymore..

Atleast It isn't for any nvidia chipset boards, infact I get better frames with the higher multiplier.
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I have been seeing people lowering their multipliers, so I'm curious, what's the advantage of having a lower multi?
It really depends on what speed you want to run your memory modules at.

Let say, I can reach 4G with 445FSB and 9Multi, but then my memory will be used at 890 with 1:1 ratio.

However, if I use 8Multi to hit 4GHz, I will have to increase FSB to 500 which makes memory running at 1000MHz with 1:1 ratio.
Using higher FSB and lower Multi is also good for overall bandwidth.

Although Vcore really matters with the Clock speed, not the Multiplier or FSB, you might hit same clock speed using lower multi and higher FSB on lower VCore.
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