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Old 12-09-06, 03:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: why lower the mulitplier?

yea i always wondered the same thing. doesnt make sense to lower the multi right? ehh not quite....

you see the problem with mobos is they dont offer a very good range of memory dividers. while they have the standard ones, say you need one in between (one is too low and the next one is too high)

thats where you lower CPU multipliers. you go to the next FSB up, which puts your memory up to where you want it to be, then you lower your CPU multiplier to prevent your CPU from going past its limit. the benefits of lowering the CPU are merely for memory purposes, when you cant get a memory speed you want and the CPU speed goes too high.
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