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ok, so i overclock with aibooster from asus. maybe i don't get a good overclock, but i find it safer than the bios.



i was just wondering, do i change my external frequency of am i better to change my multiplier to overclock?

i have a 3ghz, default external frequency=200, default multiplier=15

as you can see, i'm already overclocked, but i want to know which way is better

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ok, so i overclock with aibooster from asus. maybe i don't get a good overclock, but i find it safer than the bios.



i was just wondering, do i change my external frequency of am i better to change my multiplier to overclock?

i have a 3ghz, default external frequency=200, default multiplier=15

as you can see, i'm already overclocked, but i want to know which way is better

thank you
You'll be better off ocing from bios.. much more stable, and if something goes wrong just reset cmos.
Can you actually change the multi on that cpu? I thought all 5XX were locked. Anyways, if you can, see if you can drop it to 14x and set the fsb to 250Mhz; or 15x multi and 234Mhz fsb. It's always better to have a higher fsb/lower multi, unless you just looking for high clock speeds.
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Can you actually change the multi on that cpu? I thought all 5XX were locked.
well, i thought i could, but it won't register. everytime i boot, it come back to 15

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Yes, the AIBooster shows a chocie to change the multi.....but it won't have any effect unless it is unlocked on the chip.


I don't know what you mean by using the program is "safer" than BUIOS....the program just changes your BIOS, but you don't have control over everything it does in there and you don't have as many options.........I use it sometimes, mainly for small voltage changes though.........it doesn't give you control over your RAM timings or fine control over it's speed either........


When I started OCing, I used it exclusivley, ignoring the advice of others here....LOL.......but ultimatly, I found that the BIOS is the best way to do it.........
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When I started OCing, I used it exclusivley, ignoring the advice of others here....LOL.......but ultimatly, I found that the BIOS is the best way to do it...
yeah, i understand what you're saying. but right now, i got almost what i wanted with this CPU.

i'll look thing a little more when i put my hands on an AMD x2
    
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