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Quick question....

I have my cpu-nb (imc) overclocked to near 2800mhz and my cpu at 3800mhz.

My northbridge's (790fx) temps stay around 28-32c max and I know it is in charge of communicating with the pci-e bus and therefore graphics card. Would I see a benefit to overclocking this chipset?

Thanks!
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You cannot overclock the Chipset. You can overclock the HT link which is basically what the board uses to do all the communicating but there is not benefit in moving it from 2000.
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post
but there is not benefit in moving it from 2000.
This is not entirely true. When i overclock my HT i DO see a small improvement in things like the Windows Bootup(i usually boot 3-5 sec faster @ 2420Mhz than @ 2000Mhz) but as he said you cant overclock the Chipset(that i can find atleast)
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