Originally posted by gaara
lol it's a bit more complicated than that, he needs to lower his LDT ratio to 4x and use 166 memory divider...I suggest you read our AMD64 overclocking sticky as it goes into good detail how to overclock K8s
Ok, I read a little more as suggested, as well as doing some additional reading on the subject, and now I have a couple of more specific questions.
According to one review I read, this works:
Leaving Multiplier at 10
Change LDT to 3X
HTT to 240
Vcore to 1.3375
Here's what he says further about these changes:
"When the memory clock is set to the proper divider for DDR333 operation and the HyperTransport clock is raised to 240MHz, the memory actually runs at 400MHz even. Lock down the PCI and PCI-E bus speeds using the motherboard's BIOS, and you're running virtually everything but the CPU and HyperTransport link at stock speeds. I was able to leave the RAM timings at 2-2-2-5, nice and tight. This is the sort of overclock I could live with for everyday use."
Is this true? This would work for me...I don't have any interest in conquering the extreme...I'd be happy with this moderate bump in performance.
Since this overclock method seems to be on the lower end of the tolerance scale for what my components should handle, if I made these exact changes, would I net the same results?
I'm mostly confused about ram timings. The way I understand it, LDT * HTT should not exceed 1000, which means 4x is within reach in this instance....so why did he only go 3X? Maybe going 4X requires looser timings, offsetting any possible gains? I don't know....I'm reaching here....as I said, I don't thoroughly understand the true application/consequences.