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Hi there
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I was just wondering if its dangerous having the NB frequency higher then the cpu, ie, my CPU multi goes to 12x200 , and my NB goes to 13x200 which is 2.4 cpu & 2.6 NB, according to HWMonitor/AMD OD etc my temps are cool as a cucumber cpu idle @ ~18c, but my lack of experience is telling me im probably missing something lol. can't really get any decent cpu OC'ing experience untill i can upgrade from ye old 9750, as if i try up my cpu via the ht ref/fsb even by 1 lol the pc won't post. Thanks alot, and sorry again if this has been asked and answered or is a stupid question.
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Temperatures are important but watch for voltages as well, remember, if a temperature or voltage seems to good to be true then it most probably is. ~18c seems slightly cool but is plausible.

I wouldn't worry about NB being higher than your CPU as your CPU is running pretty slow.
 
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Thanks alot for the reply GerroffMe, couldn't find an answer to that question anywhere to be honest, and yeah my current cpu is pretty outdated at this stage, goin to try upgrade rig mid-summer maybe. Any chance you'd be able to recommend a good voltage monitoring app? currently using HWMonitor/Speccy & AMD OD, but even i know they wouldn't be very good for this. Thanks again.
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HWmonitor is extremely good (usually) at monitoring and reporting accurate voltages. It is what I use and my general feeling from being on the forums is that it is what most people use.

You could also try CPU-Z made by CPUID which is available from this site
http://www.overclock.net/downloads/138137-cpu-z.html

However, CPU-Z seems to report wrong voltages in some cases but on the whole is still very accurate (however only shows VID voltage)and it's good to use to cross-check with HWMonitor.
 
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It's not dangerous at all to have NB frequency higher than CPU frequency
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks Dopamin3, appreciate the advice ^^
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Originally Posted by GerroffMe View Post
HWmonitor is extremely good (usually) at monitoring and reporting accurate voltages. It is what I use and my general feeling from being on the forums is that it is what most people use.

You could also try CPU-Z made by CPUID which is available from this site
http://www.overclock.net/downloads/138137-cpu-z.html

However, CPU-Z seems to report wrong voltages in some cases but on the whole is still very accurate (however only shows VID voltage)and it's good to use to cross-check with HWMonitor.
Ah yeah, i usually have HWMonitor, CPU-Z & AMD overdrive open at the same time when having a check-up, thanks for confirming HWMonitor though, appreciated
post #8 of 9
Rather odd why NB frequency would go to that level...
You sure you're not changing HyperTransport?

Also, yikes, 800Mhz 5-6-6.... improve those pseudo-generic timings!
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Rather odd why NB frequency would go to that level...
You sure you're not changing HyperTransport?

Also, yikes, 800Mhz 5-6-6.... improve those pseudo-generic timings!
Yeah im sure , and yeah the timings, i know lol. Can't tighten them atm, is the best i can do untill i can find a proper bios update, been having trouble with that, that ram is OC'd from 667(yeah its that bad lol). The whole system is outdated at this stage tbh, but it will have to do for now. Thanks for the feedback
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