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Phenom II BUS vs Multiplier OC.

post #1 of 7
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Hey Guys,

I've been used to OC'ing with bus rather than using the multiplier since I was using an Athlon 2 x2 in my last system.

I installed my 955BE last night and its stable @ 3.825ghz but with a bus of 255 @ 15x on stock volts. Suprising to say its so stable at stock volts, guess I have a good cpu.

This is essentially what i was doing with my athlon 245.

I see on the threads most ppl just up the multiplier - i tried this with good results but i noticed my cpu benchmarks were higher with a higher bus+HT.

What are your thoughts?
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post #2 of 7
If it's stable you're good... you can run benchmarks to compare the difference between fsb and multiplier, but I don't think there will be a real world difference.
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There was about a 150point overall difference in 3dmark vantage and about an 85cpu point difference @ 3.8-255X15 vs 3.9-200@19.5.

So it seems 3.8@255 with the higher bus is quicker than 3.9@200. I wouldn't mind staying @ 3.9@200 im just worried a 255bus is worse for the cpu in the long run.
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i dont think either is worse for the cpu in the long run... you should be concerned about voltages more than bus speeds and such. at this point, i don't think you'll ever say, "oh sht, this took .5 seconds too long! i knew i should have OCd w/ the higher bus!"
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its should be prettty much the same. some rams and motherboard just likes a little system buss to be stable. if your stable with just muliplier...then your all good to go. most use system buss to move thier rams pass 1600mhz as well to.
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post #6 of 7
I'm guessing your NB is higher with the bus overclock (unless you knocked it down a couple multipliers) giving you the better scores
post #7 of 7
I up both.
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