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Old 08-21-10, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default AMD Phenom II X4 965 Increasing Multiplier vs FSB

OK, I'm sure this is post prior but a search gives too many results.

Just picked up a 965BE and a MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard (Just a lower cost upgrade this time). I'm coming from a Q6600 (I'll post it FS soon) which I OC'd simply by adjusting the FSB from 266mHz to 345mHz to get a OC of 3.11GHz.

I'm noticing that with the Phenom's, people are only increasing the multiplier and pretty much leaving the FSB alone (I only spent about 45 minutes searching this, so maybe I'm wrong).

Is there a reason for this. I always thought that increasing FSB would not only increase your OC, but improve MB bandwidth.

Any incite would be appreciated.

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