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Why does setting the HT Link at a high freq affect performance so much?
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hang on mate - you shouldn't be bumping after 2 hours!
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Can you show some benchmark results where the HT-link at higher frequency improves the performance, thanks.
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It doesn't actually
Or if it does.... negatively, due to instability
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Ht-link frequency upto 2400 gives you a very small performance boost, a HT-link frequency of 2700 or over will easily half it.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop;12677539 
Ht-link frequency upto 2400 gives you a very small performance boost, a HT-link frequency of 2700 or over will easily half it.
Thats interesting, could you supply your source please? My 2nd rig is a tiny bit faster with a 2500 Mhz HT-link freq then it is with 2100-2400.
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Originally Posted by Casey Ryback;12676404 
Can you show some benchmark results where the HT-link at higher frequency improves the performance, thanks.
Any benchmark or HT-link frequency you have in mind for this? I can give it a go to compare the performance with the standard HT-link smile.gif
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post #8 of 18
I've always been told (on this forum no less) to never set the HT-Link above 2000-2200. Something about HT-Link@2000 being able to transfer/process enough data for any phenom chip @ any speed.

Although i must admit even my puny m-atx board does perform better with both NB and HT set @ 2500-2700 (both 10x multiplier of FSB). So for some reason overclocking it does seem to help, contrary to what most people suggest???
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post #9 of 18
what would be a good test to compare HT speed performance?
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by kromar;12679210 
what would be a good test to compare HT speed performance?

Sisoft Sandra, Everest, SuperPi, Cinebench etc. Anything that tests the processor/ram i'd imagine.

EDIT: And of course Vantage, 3dMark11 and actually playing games to test impact on gaming performance.
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