View Full Version : Linkboost?

01-09-07, 07:01 AM
I know what it is and what it does? But does it really increase my performance? I have noticed that with it on my system is automatically overvolted, (the mcp, spp etc) . This increases heat and what not. So what should I do? Am i gonna lose any fps by switching it off. I would prefer it off as my 3.4ghz cpu creates heat and would like my mcp and spp not to add to this heat. But performance is also important...?

01-09-07, 01:38 PM
Hmm. Am I putting the question wrong?

To simplify it, I would just like to know (judging by my specs below) if I should have linkboost on or not.

01-09-07, 01:59 PM
Linkboost ups your PCI-E Frequency, they say it affects performance, but who knows. I have LinkBoost on and it set my bus frequency @ 125Mhz. *shrug* Doesn't seem to affect stability.

01-09-07, 02:49 PM
Thanks guys. I'll just leave it for now then.

EDIT. Ah screw it , switched it off. I want my mcp to generate less heat and if it's true and linkboost doesn't increase fps whats the point?

01-09-07, 04:26 PM
It gives you more PCIe bandwidth, but the bus is not exactly saturated.

01-24-07, 04:00 AM
I turned it off and had no difference in performance.

01-24-07, 07:14 PM
It's crap, turn it off, especially if you over clock and haven't locked your SPP<>MCP @ 200. If you have it on and haven't locked SPP<>MCP and overclock you'll be in for a world of hurt.