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Old 02-18-2005, 04:22 AM   #1
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Athlon 64s, as well as all current processors, allow you to make overclock easily, by increasing their external clock provided that your motherboard has this type of configuration, of course. In th...

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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Thanks Gabriel,

This is exactly what I needed to get started with overclocking my Manchester 4600+, very well written, very easy to understand.

In one word - superb!

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great tutorial. i am a first time oc and i have been reading a lot of stuff on the internet about it and this tutorial is the best. it seems other sites mix together old and new terminology and just don't seem to address all the questions i have.

one thing (well, one of the many) that was confusing me is the difference between the northbridge chip and the CPU northbridge on athlon cpus. i had a hard time figuring out that they are two different things.

so if i have read your article correctly, the CPU-NB is the memory bus or memory controller (same thing?)

why did AMD decide to use "cpu-northbridge"? they had to know it would be confused with the northbridge chip no?

also, in my BIOS there are no options to change multipliers. i had to lower the default speeds on HT, DRAM and cpu-NB before increasing the base clock. is that effectively the same as changing the multipliers?

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so if i have read your article correctly, the CPU-NB is the memory bus or memory controller (same thing?)
The CPU-NB is the memory controller inside the CPU. The memory bus is the datapath between this component and the memory modules.

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why did AMD decide to use "cpu-northbridge"? they had to know it would be confused with the northbridge chip no?
This is something you have to ask AMD's engineers...

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also, in my BIOS there are no options to change multipliers.
You have to buy a motherboard that is targeted to overclocking.

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i had to lower the default speeds on HT, DRAM and cpu-NB before increasing the base clock. is that effectively the same as changing the multipliers?
No.

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