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What's better? A low base clock with a high multi or a higher base clock with a lower multi?

For example, I currently have a my i7 965 XE (has an unlocked CPU ratio setting/multi) running at 3.8GHz with a base clock of 143 and a multi of 27.

Would there be any advantage to having, say, a base clock of 166 and a multi of 23 to achieve the same core speed of 3.8 GHz?
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Posting because I am interested in what OCN thinks about this. I have often looked but never really found an answer to this.
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only real difference would be the better memory oc, as it would be a bit higher with the higher fsb.
    
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