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Is raising the FSB while lowering multiplier considered overclocking?

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December 28, 2013 3:53:28 PM

I have AMD X4 955 which defaults to FSB 200 Mhz with 16X multiplier for a core speed of 3200 Mhz.

Now my DRAM frequency runs at 800Mhz so the FSB:D RAM ratio is 1:4

I am wondering if I raise my FSB to 800Mhz and decrease multiplier to 4X would that give better performance? And would I need better cooling, etc..?
In short is this considered overclocking?

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December 28, 2013 4:03:18 PM

Why would you? Assuming you could(you can't), what would be the benefit?

Overclocking is when you push your Cpu to operate at a faster frequency than what it's *rated* at. So if you dropped the multiplier to 4, and raised the FSB to 800, you are still using a 3.2ghz Cpu, so no overclock there.
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December 28, 2013 4:18:03 PM

Swordkd said:
Why would you? Assuming you could(you can't), what would be the benefit?

Overclocking is when you push your Cpu to operate at a faster frequency than what it's *rated* at. So if you dropped the multiplier to 4, and raised the FSB to 800, you are still using a 3.2ghz Cpu, so no overclock there.


Oh I guess I should have mentioned I know what overclocking is and have done it many times but it seems my post gives the vibe of me being inexperienced in this matter :p 

Anyways, I was wondering whether running with a FSB : DRAM ratio of 1:1 is better than the 1:4 which is what I currently have.
Also why do you say that it isn't possible? Is it due to the voltage limitation on the NB?
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December 29, 2013 12:42:33 PM

Any more input is appreciated... still wondering..
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