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What is the difference/advantage for decreasing your multiplier on a CPU and increasing the FSB? I guess I don't understand why you would lower the multiplier and increase the FSB further??!?!? What is cooling the FSB???
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Sometimes you get a better o/c but most of the time you dont,imo
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The Front Side Bus is the electrical link between the CPU and the "Northbridge". Think of this chip as the thing that wires up everything together, like memory, videocards and the I/O subsystem.

Now that you know this, you can deduct the benefit of a higher FSB speed: The CPU can talk faster to other system components. Of which the most important is the memory.

So for short, increasing the FSB yields you better memory bandwidth, this especially goes if you have highspeed memory where the FSB can quickly become the bottleneck to CPU <> Memory transfers.
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