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Finding Max FSB Still Worth It?

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So, back in the day, when I had my Venice Core 3200+, and my Opteron 165, AMD people would sometimes find their max FSB. They would put the CPU Mult to its lowest, RAM to the lowest divider, and they would up the FSB to see what the max was. Sure, you would end up with like a 1 GHz CPU, but you had 430MHz FSB, compared to 200 stock, or whatever. Then, you would raise the Multiplier and Lower the FSB until you found the happy medium. There were debates over whether or not a higher FSB at the same clock improved performance, and I never got a straight answer, but whatever.

So, then I got a Brisbane, which I got to 3 GHz so easily I never really fiddled with it a lot. After that, I got my current E8400, which I got to 4 GHz almost as easily. Again, I haven't fiddled a lot, but I have a DFI board, so I kind of want to start fiddling.

So, is there any real use in going about it this way any more? With so many different RAM dividers, it wouldn't really improve RAM performance, but does anyone think I could get a higher, stabler overclock if I were to find the Max FSB, and go from there? It's just a thought, really, but I am curious.
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The main benefit to that is to see how far the northbridge and RAM can be pushed, taking the CPU out of the OC equation, as it were.
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