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Noob question ...

As I understand it, higher FSB with lower multiplier is better. So for instance running 316 x 8(2528 mhz) would be better than running my current 280.9 x 9(2528.5 mhz). Am I understanding this correctly?

If so.... what is too much FSB? would running 421 x 6 for 2526mhz potentially harm anything? My mobo goes from 200 to 456 and CPU multipliers up to x 9.
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yeah probably your memory...lower multiplier + higher FSB = better memory bandwith & higher overclock
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If your RAM and motherboard can handle that high stabily, then go for it. There's really no point, since no RAM can go that high, and only a couple motherboards can.
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Of course there would have to be a divider on the RAM

but ...with RAM running at approximately same speed as current, and actual clock speed same, just with different formula(higher fsb, lower multi), ...is it even gonna make a noticeable difference?
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test it........do benchmarks at your current config (Super pi, Sisoft Sandra etc.) and then get a stable OC with fsb as high as you can and run the tests again and see if there's much difference.

I'd be interested in seeing screen shots of your results too
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Well...I tried lowering multi to x6 and upping FSB to 420 but wouldnt boot...<edit> even with putting RAM on divider and lowering HT multi as well

BUT....while I was messing around in the bios I decided to try for a higher OC @ multi x9 ...got her to 2615mhz , am gonna do some benches, and see how stable/cool it is...
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