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hey guys im using multiplier x10 to get 2.5ghz. now if i had to drop the multiplier to x8 or x9 what difference would it have on my pc.
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If you raised the FSB and lowered the cpu multiplier to get the same overall cpu speed, you might notice better performance because the rated FSB will be higher (which is what the RAM and the CPU communicate through--so more bandwidth there might equate to more performance (depending on where your slowest component is.
    
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thanks for assistance so if i had to change mine would it be better to go through trial and error or is there mostly a standard multipler that is used?
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Originally Posted by joshS View Post
thanks for assistance so if i had to change mine would it be better to go through trial and error or is there mostly a standard multipler that is used?
It's completely trial and error to see what settings give you the best performance (heavily board-dependent). The main objective in most people's cases is to minimize the voltages to each component (cpu, NB/SB, RAM, etc)--to minimize the amount of heat and maximize the lifetime of the board (and CPU and RAM). Other than that, it's what works the best by trial and error.
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thanks once again.i did try x9 and it did give me better performance but im still in the process of puttin in a better cpu cooler, ram heat disapators and a few other hardware items.once all that is complete then i will attempt fiddling around.

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