Intel to Release a Second Unlocked Socket 1156 Chip



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Can someone point me to an article (or explain it, if you have the time) explaining why modifying the multiplier is so advantageous?

 Consider this: if clockspeed X requires voltage Y regardless of the method used to achieve it, where's the previously mentioned benefit to using one method over another?



By changing the multiplier you don't need to adjust the FSB frequency to achieve a higher speed, thus reducing strain on "sub-systems" of your mobo. Voltage won't change the speed of your CPU, but raising the voltage over the stock setting can allow one to over-clock further. Keep in mind that changing voltages to your CPU can void warranties and shorten the life of your chip if not done properly.

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