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Overclocking BUS or Multiplier?

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July 10, 2009 6:55:03 PM

Hi guys!!!

Which way of overclocking suits best for AMD/Phenom II arquitechture?

Increasing Side Bus or CPU multiplier??

Increasing Bus also overclocks memory clock and HT...based on logic...this is the way to go...doesn´t it?or not??

Anyway, just wanted to know if this way is better for multitasking, rendering, video edit...etc etc.. or if its better for gaming..? or both ways have the same performance at the end?

Thanks in advance!
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July 10, 2009 7:30:39 PM

The only way to know the performance difference for every situation would be to test it.

As for increasing the multiplier, all it does is increase the CPU speed by whatever the FSB is at (the original FSB not QDR or "rated" FSB).

Of course, you'll probably have to compensate for any increase in CPU or FSB speed with increased CPU Core and FSB voltages.

A higher FSB frequency will generally allow for better performance than a lower FSB frequency (all else being equal). But since it directly correlates to CPU speed, you just have to test it out and see what works best for you.
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