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post #21 of 30
if you overclock your cpu by raising the fsb,your overclocking your ram too,by tightening the latency timings
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OH ok
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post #24 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;12155941 
So if I hit ATLEAST 3.6Ghz I should be fine? But if I plan on doing SLI I should think about getting a quad core or higher?

Generally Athlon II chips cap around 3.6 before needing a ton of voltage just to hit 3.7.


3.6 Is a good spot to aim for, if you can go higher its better, but the chances of that aren't so great.
    
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Other than the vdroop issue, I love my board wubsmiley.gif
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Originally Posted by Coolio831;12156170 
Other than the vdroop issue, I love my board wubsmiley.gif

vdroop?
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;12156141 
Generally Athlon II chips cap around 3.6 before needing a ton of voltage just to hit 3.7.


3.6 Is a good spot to aim for, if you can go higher its better, but the chances of that aren't so great.

I was able to hit 3.7Ghz on this board with 1.6v eek.gif but it was HORRIBLY unstable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;12156229 
vdroop?

Voltage drop.
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post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by Coolio831;12156244 
Voltage drop.

I figured. Care to explain? Like does your voltage randomly drop stupidly low?
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post #30 of 30
Raising FSB causes RAM speeds to go up too. You can use dividers to force the speed closer to stock spec for stability and tighten timings/increase frequency adding voltage too. Can make or break performance with your OC.
 
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