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He means the Northbridge is running at 3000MHz.

You can overclock the Northbridge frequency via either the FSB or if you have a CPU with an unlocked multiplier, the NB frequency multiplier.
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CPU NB

OC'ing this has a large impact on AMD system performance. For 3k OC he probably was rocking a Hex core, yes?
Edited by Nugu - 3/25/11 at 8:40am
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Nope he had his Phenom II at 4.2 GHz
http://www.overclockers.com/the-impo...the-phenom-ii/
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This just hit me like a slippery fish today... I saw someones sig and it said that they had their motherboard at like 3000 mhz or something like that. I never knew you could overclock a motherboard. This can't be possible, could it? Unless I'm reading his sig wrong, it clearly shows he overclocked his mobo.

It depends on what the reference clock is and where the reference clock generator is.

In most cases, it is on the motherboard. You have a X58 mobo. If you increase your Base Clock (BCLK), you are overclocking a timer on your mobo.
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OC'ing this has a large impact on AMD system performance.
Oh well there you go, I know absolutely nothing about AMD cpus or motherboards
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Oh well there you go, I know absolutely nothing about AMD cpus or motherboards
Regardless ...you're overclocking your motherboard right now.

In fact, if you have done any CPU overclocking without an unlocked multiplier or changed your RAM frequency.... you were overclocking your motherboard.
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