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Q: I read the 2 articles
regarding overclocking in the latest newsletter. They were very good in
describing the basics. Actually, all your stuff is good. This probably isn't the
right place to ask but.... I have been fooling around with OC-ing for a couple
months or so and have a follow-up question. Generally, what is a better target
to shoot for, a higher mutlipier or a higher FSB for a given total MHz? For
instance, to get 2400 mhz, is it better to have: 10x240 mhz or 12x200 or 15x160?
For the varied reasons that were mentioned in the article, I am not getting
consistent results to answer it myself. Thanks!
A: For gaming and benchmark performance with AMD
processors, FSB increases usually yield more overall performance than changing
the multiplier, where changing the multiplier is even possible. Reducing
the CPU multiplier is useful for other overclocking purposes as well, such as
testing your memory or motherboard's overclocking