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When I overclock how should I set PCI-E slot?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by niko084, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. niko084

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    I have seen some people say I need to lock this at 33.3mhz, and I have seen some people
    say set it to the cpu, and others say leave it to auto?

    What should I do here? I see a lot of people saying different things, but no reasons why.
     
  2. DanTheBanjoman SeƱor Moderator

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    PCI-e runs at 100MHz, PCI runs at 33. With most modern boards when you set it to auto it should leave it at those values.
     
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    Ya systool is saying my PCI bus is 33.33 and my PCI-E bus is 59.26...
     
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    modern boards lock busses automatically. the systool reading is weird, so in your bios change it from auto to 100mhz and see if systool reads it right then.
     
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    Beh Systool doesn't like my mobo I have decided... It's still reporting that goofy number.. Ohh well everything is running perfectly fine, and I have been told I am getting pretty good fps for my video card *or lack there of*... lol
     
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    Most decent motherboards will allow you to lock both PCI and PCI-E busses. I don't know why some people try and OC these busses, the gains are minimal if anything, and instability increases dramatically.
     

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