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Old 12-09-06, 05:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: why lower the mulitplier?

Yeah processors peform better linked FSB, once you hit the wall the the CPU clock you increase the FSB and memory so you get further performance increases. CPU clock isn't every thing. So lets say the top speed you can overclock is 3200MHz, 16x200 = 3200 (6.4GB/sec bandwith), but 7x457 = 3199MHz (14.6GB/sec), the later is by far faster due to the extra bandwith available These are 128bit DDR rates like in a Athlon 64.
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