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Some Clarity on the HT Link.

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Hey guys,

I have my HT Link set to 2200MHz, but I can't monitor the temps of the North Bridge. Is it normal for a Mobo to not monitor the temps of the North Bridge? Also, how can I overclock it if I can't monitor the temps? And finally, I hear that 2600MHz is good for the HT Link, is this correct? Thank you!

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HT Link is not the northbridge, what you want to overclock is your cpu-nb. 2600mhz is a good clock for the cpu-nb, but only if your system board can handle it, and it will require an increase of cpu-nb voltage.;

Keep the voltage under 1.4v at maximum, I prefer to keep it under 1.35 as I also cannot monitor my northbridge temps and prefer to play it safe.

As far as HT link goes, it is the new replacement for front side bus and you will not need to overclock it at all, keep it at 2000mhz.

For more information please check out my overclocking guide, it explains the different components of the system board and how they interact with each other...relatively short read too.

Hope this helps
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Hey guys,

I have my HT Link set to 2200MHz, but I can't monitor the temps of the North Bridge. Is it normal for a Mobo to not monitor the temps of the North Bridge? Also, how can I overclock it if I can't monitor the temps? And finally, I hear that 2600MHz is good for the HT Link, is this correct? Thank you!

Jake
A lot of mobo's don't monitor NB temp, however most enthusiast board will, like the Crosshair IV.

HT Link should be as close as possible (+/- 100MHz) to 2000MHz, much more will hurt performance.

NB Freq should be as high as possible (2600-2800MHz) in your case. CPU/NB Voltage (sometimes called VDDNB) is what is used to increase voltage. Probably 1.25-1.35v (1.45v max)

As long as your not over volting the NB (not the same thing as CPU/NB) you should be fine, leave this on auto.

Any added voltage to the CPU/NB will show up in the CPU temp, so by not increasing the NB Voltage (used for the chipset) the NB Temp should remain in a safe zone.
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There is no need to touch the voltages on your NB. The CPU/NB link is on the actual cpu so any increases in speed an voltages will add to your cpu temps. There will be a cpu/nb voltage and multiplier link in the bios. HT link is best left at 2000. Overclocking it adds no real speed to your system an can just cause instability.
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