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High vs Low CPU Multiplier

I've been doing some research on overclocking, and have been tweaking my own set up. I noticed that it is commonly accepted that your FSB:DRAM ratio is ideally equal to 1. In order to do this you would need a low CPU multiplier and a high BCLK frequency in order to keep your CPU stable.

Currently I'm running:

i7 920 @ 3800mhz with 12gb ram at 1600mhz

19x multiplier
200 BCLK
FSB:DRAM ratio is 2:8 (200:800)

My main question is whether a high multiplier is better than a low multiplier. Does it matter at all?
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    No, the whole 1:1 ratio thing is true for Core2 systems.

    The i chips have the memory controller built into the CPU chip. The rules are different. Technically, the i chips do not even have a frontside bus.

    Your setup is fine.
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  3. Floks said:
    I've been doing some research on overclocking, and have been tweaking my own set up. I noticed that it is commonly accepted that your FSB:DRAM ratio is ideally equal to 1. In order to do this you would need a low CPU multiplier and a high BCLK frequency in order to keep your CPU stable.

    Currently I'm running:

    i7 920 @ 3800mhz with 12gb ram at 1600mhz

    19x multiplier
    200 BCLK
    FSB:DRAM ratio is 2:8 (200:800)

    My main question is whether a high multiplier is better than a low multiplier. Does it matter at all?


    You should try to run the highest stable BCLK, since that speeds up more than just the processor, and then adjust your multiplier accordingly.
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