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Old 01-28-08, 09:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: ? about multiplier

Generally a higher FSB will put more stress on the motherboard, so I would say just raise the multiplier, especially for mild overclocks. Of the QX9650 oc'es I've seen, alot of people go as high as a 12x multi, haven't seen much over that though. You should be able to get 3.9 or so on stock voltage or close to it, so theres not much harm in raising the multi. Alternatively, raising the FSB up to 400 shouldn't be difficult at all, however, once you reach the 430-440 range it may begin to get a little tough, depending on your setup. It's all personal preference really, neither option for such a mild oc is going to hurt your processor much, but I would assume raising the multi would be the safest of the two. Personal preference really.
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