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is it best to use the bus or is it better to use the cpu on the 980x i heard that the 980x likes bus but whats the point of it being unlocked if im going to use all bus im at 200 bus and 22xcpu so 4.4ghz
    
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though I don't have a 980x ( i have it's little brother with a 25x) I prefer the higher base clock myself, with my dram ratio at least 200 bclk gives me my rated ram speed. I'm actually at 21x205 right now.
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my ram speed is at 2000mhz right now so im golden on that =D it seems to benchmark the same with etheir or but im wondering if there's a real world differnce i play games somtimes and have everything on extreme
    
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Leaving BCLK at stock will allow you to run a slower QPI speed, which will not hurt performance in the slightest, but will allow the chipset to run cooler.

You should be able to get the clocks that are important anywhere you need them with only minor adjustments to BCLK. Multipliers can do the rest.
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Leaving BCLK at stock will allow you to run a slower QPI speed, which will not hurt performance in the slightest, but will allow the chipset to run cooler.

You should be able to get the clocks that are important anywhere you need them with only minor adjustments to BCLK. Multipliers can do the rest.
well the question is should i use all mulitplier or bus speed

and it doesnt really matter for me which one i use the motherboard and cpu are watercooled im stable a 4.4ghz
    
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Indeed I would prefer to up the multiplier in general than the baseclock. As Blameless points out you increse the stress on other components with baseclock overclocking, rather than just the CPU itself. The QPI link speed increase you gain is not going to be used anyway, you're not exactly starved at stock baseclock.

If you've got an unlocked multiplier in general I would suggest using it.
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Indeed I would prefer to up the multiplier in general than the baseclock. As Blameless points out you increse the stress on other components with baseclock overclocking, rather than just the CPU itself. The QPI link speed increase you gain is not going to be used anyway, you're not exactly starved at stock baseclock.

If you've got an unlocked multiplier in general I would suggest using it.
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I use both but dont increase the CPU ratio or BCLK that much. So nothing is stressed out.
     
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I use both but dont increase the CPU ratio or BCLK that much. So nothing is stressed out.
well stresssing out is more like using alot of voltage right? and my chip is only at 1.38volts
    
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Thats not a lot, for water cooling after 1.45 is alot.
     
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