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Ok so my CPU is rated @ 2600MHz stock with 200 Frequency x13. Is it better to have that 200x13=2600 or have let's say 260x10=2600. They both have the same end result, so is there any difference in the two?
    
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Generally you want a lower multiplier with a higher system frequency. It allows your RAM and chipset components to work faster. In my experience, the multiplier is only useful when either your RAM or motherboard won't go any higher, but your CPU still has room for higher clock speeds.
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in the OC'in venture, it doesn't really matter because what matters is YOU GOT WHERE U WANTED. so sometimes on somechips you can reach 3ghz with the default multiplier let say 11x here, yet no matter how much u push it, it wouldnt go higher and outta nowhere oneday u decided to clock with a lower multiplier and u got urself another 100mhz, so theres no real endresults here, its just varies within chips. some chips likes it high some likes it low. so when u got a chip that can do 3ghz with 10x and the same chip that does 3ghz with 11x, in reality its the same..3ghz is 3ghz what matters is, IT GOT YOU that 3ghz that you've been dying for ^^
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Higher bus speed equals more bandwidth. Which is better IMO. Go for the highest bus speed possible and then up the multi if necessary.
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