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Bus speed and multiplier

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December 28, 2007 9:05:15 PM

I have the e6600 cpu that has a 2.4 ghz. If I wanted to reach 3.2ghz I would raise my FSB to (about) 350. Now, if I change my multiplier to 8 and my fsb to 400 I still get 3.2ghz. Changing the multiplier and FSB to 400 gets the memory to 800mgz, and with 9 I believe is about 720mhz (?).

With the multiplier at 8 and fsb 400 wouldn't I need more vcore and get higher temps?

So in laymen's terms what is the difference (pros and cons) and how/where would you see it (while playing a game as reference)?

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December 28, 2007 9:39:07 PM

You aren't going to see a difference...


As far as the CPU goes, 3.2 GHz is 3.2 GHz. Regardless of anything else. Will put out the same heat and need the same voltage.

As far as the board, the NB will need more voltage (possibly) and get hotter.

The tangible differences are irrelevent in all but synthetic benchmarks. Perhaps you'd see a 1% performance increase in games, but it isn't going to be noticeable.
December 28, 2007 10:30:11 PM

I read an article on it in Anandtech. There isn't any difference so set it to the highest multiplier you can.
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