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i was just wondering what would be better for overclocking my 3200, a 10x multiplier or a 9x multiplier with higher FSB\\HTT settings. are there any advantages to lower multipliers? (higher or lower overclocks etc?)
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Lower multi and higher FSB will result in increased memory bandwidth. However, you will need to lower HTT in order to keep the result below 1000 (FSB x HTT < 1000). Few applications see a difference between the two. Only RAM intensive programs like Photoshop really benefit.
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ok, thanx for the help. will a lower multiplier allow me to overclock more at all?
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A lower multilier will enable you to raise the bus frequency even higher without pushing the CPU too far. This really only helps to overclock the ram.

Depending on how high you ram can overclock, you might try finding your CPU's maximum overclock first, and then use a combination of lower multi/high HTT until your ram reaches it's peak. This will give you your optimum overclock.

If your ram cannot achieve high clock speeds then lowering your multiplier will have no affect and may hurt your performance if you have to use a memory divider.
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my ram maxes out at around 510 and the CPU can go up to 2.9 OCCT stable and 2.8 PRIME95 stable. ill try screwing around with the seettings like u said. thanx for the help!
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my ram maxes out at around 510 and the CPU can go up to 2.9 OCCT stable and 2.8 PRIME95 stable. ill try screwing around with the seettings like u said. thanx for the help!
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my ram maxes out at around 510 and the CPU can go up to 2.9 OCCT stable and 2.8 PRIME95 stable. ill try screwing around with the seettings like u said. thanx for the help!

That's about 250MHz "FSB" for 1:1 . I don't think lowering your multi is going to help much. What's your FSB set it now?

BTW what CPU do you have?
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right now my fsb is set to 302 with a 9x multiplier and a ram divider that puts it at about 226. im screwing around with lower multiplier to see if it helps any

EDIT accidently put wrong info, CPU is a 3200
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