When over clocking is it safer or more effective to increase FSB or multiplier, or a mix of both I need tips to increase my current over clock safely
Answer by strager · Jun 09, 2010 at 10:33 PM
When overclocking, generally I lower the multiplier to its minimum, then boost the FSB to the next "level". Typically, each level is 33MHz or 66MHz apart.
After you boost up a level, slowly increase the multiplier until you reach an unstable level. Then, go back a notch. Be sure to adjust RAM dividers to keep the level as close as possible to the recommended frequency (unless you want to overclock your RAM, but that should be done separately).
After this process, you will have the maximum stable multipliers for various FSB's at 33MHz or 66MHz increments (or whatever increment you chose). You can then decide which FSB you'd like (usually 200, 333, and 400 are nice numbers, especially because they align well with common RAM frequencies (667MHz and 800MHz)). Benchmarking your top picks is probably a good idea to find the absolutely optimal FSB and multiplier.
Remember: proper overclocking takes patience.
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