|Thanks for the history information! I got the 1:1 thing from a 2005ish thread, haha. ^_^|
Meanwhile, my friend fulfilled a birthday gift request asking for a new motherboard.
I now have an ASUS M4A7850-M mobo.
You raised the CPU base from 200MHz to 240MHz, correct? That means that if you haven't touched the RAM or HT settings, the RAM will run at approx 480MHz & the HT will run at 4800MHz. Since your board can support 5200MHz HT, this shouldn't be a problem.
I can no longer get the 240@stock everything without crashing on the new board, the max I could get was 230.
I defaulted my RAM at 400MHz, there are only a few options IIRC, [Auto], ,[I forgot], ,  (on both the new and old board, American Megatrends). I can't see how I could get 480MHz.
As for HT link, it's set to [Auto]. I am no longer afraid to change it because ASUS loves me, LOL. One mistake with the old mobo and it's warranty time, this new one is AWESOME.
My multiplier is 14x (changeable), somehow, my new board says that I successfully unlocked 2 cores when I activated "unleashing mode", it gives me the option to activate 6 cores (I don't know why 6, Hyperthreading perhaps?) and I set the value +12% (I have no Idea what "value" did, the option ranged from -12% to +12%, 2 steps and the default was -2%).
"~But running your DDR2-800 at 480MHz *may* become a problem. If you lower the RAM setting to 667MHz, the RAM speed will then drop to approx 373MHz~"
I can't grasp this idea, how do I LOWER my RAM from 480MHz to 667MHz and get a drop? Shouldn't it be the other way 'round or something?
Note: I did this to my RAM timings, this is what the RAM's official datasheet and CPU-Z said.
CL, tRCD, tRP = CLK6
tRAS = CLK18
tRC = 24
CR = 2t (More stability, atleast from what I read)
I think these are the formulas..
Core Speed = Clock * Multiplier
Memory Frequency = Clock * Mem Freq.
HT Link Speed = Clock * HT Freq.
Although I know the formulas, I don't really understand how they relate to each other, and how low X should go for Y to increase etc.
Can you compute a theoretical maximum or, better yet, suggest how I can do it for myself?
Last, what about GFX engine clock and what software can you recommend other than CPU-Z, Cortemp, Prime95, Memtest and Rivatuner?
Not sure if this derails the topic, but I need to reinstall my catalyst to the original CD it came with (I have a Radeon HD 4650), however, catalyst fails to start-up after several clean re-installations, Ati Tray Tool says "No video board or catalyst detected" and RivaTuner does not find my Vcard with low-level O.C. like it used to, it can only do fan speed now. :(
I need to reinstall because the new 10.7 Catalyst crashed my computer, I had to use system restore + safemode, this didn't restore my old driver though. :(