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Seems fine to be, deffo passed validation??? can you check the link again?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=896422

cheers
Strange...when I looked at it before, it had the Red X through it for failed validation.

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Does overclocking the NB provide performance gains? I've been keeping the NB and the HT around 2.0 GHz.
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Does overclocking the NB provide performance gains? I've been keeping the NB and the HT around 2.0 GHz.
Huge performance gains compared to RAM overclocks when it comes to load times.
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Does overclocking the NB provide performance gains? I've been keeping the NB and the HT around 2.0 GHz.
Honeslty, from most results, they show almost no benefits to overclocking the northbridge but some say it helps. I say do whatever you feel is natural. Pretty much though anything between 2000 and 2400 is fine.
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Huge performance gains compared to RAM overclocks when it comes to load times.
Care to elaborate? I'm quite new at this.
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Honeslty, from most results, they show almost no benefits to overclocking the northbridge but some say it helps. I say do whatever you feel is natural. Pretty much though anything between 2000 and 2400 is fine.

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/mainbo...-chipsets.html
With NB Voltage of 1.475V, I can probably bump it up a bit for sure, just wanted to know if there's any point in doing it at all.
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Care to elaborate? I'm quite new at this.
Any program that uses a large portion of your RAM and such will benefit from NB Overclocking, because the faster your NB is, the faster it will load the program or files stored in your RAM as it increases your RAM bandwidth.

As an example, from my personal tests, Photoshop CS4 went from a ~2 Minute load time on my Athlon II x4 620 with a 2000mhz NB, to a ~1 minute load time with a 2700mhz NB.
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Care to elaborate? I'm quite new at this.

With NB Voltage of 1.475V, I can probably bump it up a bit for sure, just wanted to know if there's any point in doing it at all.
I was hoping to find the actual overclocking article where they ran benchmarks and then overclock the northbridge, and ran benchmarks at every bump until it maxed and didn't show any gains but that one wasn't it

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... and if I go i7 or Phenom I'll also sell my Athlon II X4 though it's nothing too special, being as most of the CPUs seem to hit 3.25 GHz without trouble.
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Any program that uses a large portion of your RAM and such will benefit from NB Overclocking, because the faster your NB is, the faster it will load the program or files stored in your RAM as it increases your RAM bandwidth.

As an example, from my personal tests, Photoshop CS4 went from a ~2 Minute load time on my Athlon II x4 620 with a 2000mhz NB, to a ~1 minute load time with a 2700mhz NB.
Holy crap...how does your CS4 take 2 minutes to load...on my 6400+ BE, it loads up in 12 seconds with stock clocks (12 seconds from the moment of clicking the Icon in the start menu)
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Any program that uses a large portion of your RAM and such will benefit from NB Overclocking, because the faster your NB is, the faster it will load the program or files stored in your RAM as it increases your RAM bandwidth.

As an example, from my personal tests, Photoshop CS4 went from a ~2 Minute load time on my Athlon II x4 620 with a 2000mhz NB, to a ~1 minute load time with a 2700mhz NB.
Wow the gain is impressive! I'll definitely give it a try after this, but it means I'll have to start stressing everything over again.

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Holy crap...how does your CS4 take 2 minutes to load...on my 6400+ BE, it loads up in 12 seconds with stock clocks (12 seconds from the moment of clicking the Icon in the start menu)
It takes around 10 seconds on my Phenom II 720 w/ power saving features on to load PS CS3. What's with the long load time?

Edit: Maybe a really large file is being opened?
Edited by Platinum - 12/21/09 at 10:52am
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Holy crap...how does your CS4 take 2 minutes to load...on my 6400+ BE, it loads up in 12 seconds with stock clocks (12 seconds from the moment of clicking the Icon in the start menu)
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Wow the gain is impressive! I'll definitely give it a try after this, but it means I'll have to start stressing everything over again.
It takes around 10 seconds on my Phenom II 720 w/ power saving features on to load PS CS3. What's with the long load time?

Edit: Maybe a really large file is being opened?
Bolded part is the bingo on this one.

It was a uncompressed project weighing in at almost 4GB.
It was a render in the range of 4000x3000
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Bolded part is the bingo on this one.

It was a uncompressed project weighing in at almost 4GB.
It was a render in the range of 4000x3000
No wonder. On the other hand, if I start overclocking my NB, I would have to redo all the stress test correct?
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