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sillyeagle
04-20-06, 12:34 AM
Toms Hardware says don't do anything over 1000, as even though it might run stable, it won't for long. Yet I have heard others do it with no worries.

In my case with my OCing setup I have the chioce between 980(4x) and 1200(5x).

Though I have not had time to bench it my self I understand there is little performance gain in going over 1000, so perhaps its best to go with 980?

SLippe
04-20-06, 12:46 AM
They talk about this over at extremeclocking.com as well. It appears your mobo goes over 1000 anyways if you have that choice. Mine only goes to 1000, but I have it set to Auto. Everest Home shows mine at 1080. From what I understand, you don't want to go too far over, but a little won't hurt. Most guys over at EC say to drop it down to the next level and as for performance, not sure you'll see any difference.

sillyeagle
04-20-06, 01:26 AM
They talk about this over at extremeclocking.com as well. It appears your mobo goes over 1000 anyways if you have that choice. Mine only goes to 1000, but I have it set to Auto. Everest Home shows mine at 1080. From what I understand, you don't want to go too far over, but a little won't hurt. Most guys over at EC say to drop it down to the next level and as for performance, not sure you'll see any difference.

Ok. It sucks I can't up my system to 250 and get my HTT to 1000, becuase my memory won't go over 410MHz. Which double sucks becuase I dropped the extra cash on Corsair XMS hoping I could get a little more out of it over the Corsair Value, but seems that is not the case.

I have to wonder what the XMS really has over the Value stuff if not any more OCing headroom.

sillyeagle
04-20-06, 01:35 AM
Everest Home shows mine at 1080.

Where do you find that number in Everest? I can't find it uner overclock or motehrboard.

Thanks!

john19055
04-20-06, 01:39 AM
What performance does it hurt I can't tell no difference in my games weather I have it at 5x or 3x.

betterdan
04-20-06, 06:42 AM
Mine is at 1050 and running stable.

Superfly
04-20-06, 06:45 AM
Ok. It sucks I can't up my system to 250 and get my HTT to 1000, becuase my memory won't go over 410MHz. Which double sucks becuase I dropped the extra cash on Corsair XMS hoping I could get a little more out of it over the Corsair Value, but seems that is not the case.

I have to wonder what the XMS really has over the Value stuff if not any more OCing headroom.

Why not use a divider to keep the mem low and push the CPU to 250?

fugu_fish
04-20-06, 08:35 AM
Why not use a divider to keep the mem low and push the CPU to 250?

QFT
I did a pretty mild o/c on my 4400+. I'm running 250 HTT, 10X multiplier=2.5GHZ. Memory set to DDR 333(400), HT set to 4X (1000).

tieros
04-20-06, 09:15 AM
I saw no difference while running the benchmark tests in Sandra between 800, 900, 960, and 1000 for HTT.

Mine's at 960 right now(240x4) since I can't raise the base clock on this mobo to 250 :(

ViN86
04-20-06, 09:16 AM
take the 980, never run it over 1000. not only does it not offer any performance increases, in just increases the risk of instability. not worth it at all imo.

CaptNKILL
04-20-06, 09:40 AM
Id just lower the HTT multiplier. It doesnt seem to do anything at all. Ive run it at 500 to 1000 with zero difference in performance or benchmark scores. I wouldnt even worry about keeping it high, keep it under 1000, stability is all that matters.

Also, Ive never seen one default to 1000. They almost always are set at 800 with default bios settings.

jAkUp
04-20-06, 09:40 AM
Yea, keep the HTT under 1K

Peoples-Agent
04-20-06, 09:43 AM
Agreed, those numbers were a marketing gimmick if anything.
"Turbo power super dooper whoopy dooo daaah HTT 1000mhz uber power"

The CPU overclock increase completely supercedes the importance of the HTT figure.

Dr.Nick
04-20-06, 01:46 PM
Been running mine at 1104MHz(276x4) with no issues all. People also say not to up the PCIe speed and yet I've been running that at 110MHz:p The faster HT and PCIe clocks have helped reduce some very annoying stuttering I was getting in games.

sillyeagle
04-20-06, 04:08 PM
Why not use a divider to keep the mem low and push the CPU to 250?

I'm already running it at 333 and 245 HTT. I doubt anohter 5MHz will make up the performance loss of dropping my memory all the way down to 266....