I forgot which review site (I want to say Anandtech) did an OC with different multipliers on a P5B, and it seemed the standard multiplier always had the best OC performance. I guess if you want to play with the multiplier more power to you, but I don't see a point really.
the biggest thing with the mult, at least that i know of, is that you can now run higher FSB speeds without going to crazy on your overall OC (handy for getting a 1:1 fsb/mem ratio) For example, I was running my 800MHz memory at 333 w/ a 9x because I didn’t want to go to 400 and have my cpu running at 3.6. However, now I can run it all 1:1 at 400Mhz because my mult is 8x and total cpu is 3.2 which is not an extremely aggressive OC.... don't forget what wusy's guide, 1:1 is best.
so for someone like me, i don't even need to bother with this...my memory is 667mhz ECC kingston valueram
So i could just do 333 x 9x and get 3ghz and be okay right?
I don't feel like changing the stock fan either, am i stupid for trying this before i actually change the fan to something better...i mean its not that hard to get into bios take a look at the temperature and if is too high just change it back to normal settings right?
and when i read that guide...it talked a lot about my memory timings..but i have no idea what the timings are on my ram, i couldn't find it ANYWHERE.
i have the ram right in front of me can someone tell me how i can figure out the timings?/