AMD True Speed??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sm|th 6th, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Sm|th 6th

    Sm|th 6th Guest

    A freind is buying a comp and the guy selling it to him is feeding him this line about AMD processors. I just want to know (as does he) if it is true or not:

    If an AMD is labeled 1.2 on the chip... is that only for a certain type of RAM? this guys says it will run 1.2 with sdram but will jump to 1.5 with DDR Ram. To me that sounds a little shaddy, the processor is the processor what does it have to do with the Ram as far as its speed.

    The guy is buying the comp tonight..so any help would be appreciated..

    thx all
     
  2. Bytes Back

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    if the chip is marked as 1.2 that's how fast it runs.

    You would get this by having a clock multiplier of 9x133

    If it were a duron it would be 12x100

    Now, the 100 and 133 also affect memory. so if you have 133mhz memory then you can use an athlon. if you have 100 mhz then you use a duron.

    You can use 100mhz memory on an athlon but you would have to run it 100mhz so you would get 9x100 = 900mhz
     
  3. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

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    is that really what the person selling him the computer said, cos if he did i wouldn't buy a computer from there, god knows what he will end up with! :p
     
  4. Sm|th 6th

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    Thx guys for the quick response... I appreciate it and so will he

    god I love this forum :D
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hey if ur mate won't 2 get conned y not?,guess wot he's goin 2 try +sell u next?.......yup some ddr 2 make ur computer procesor faster when all it's really doin is improvin performance
     
  6. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

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    never said he wasen't.
     
  7. Taurus

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    ??? i barely get any sense out of that ???
     
  8. Bytes Back

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    perhaps he meant to text it to us ;) :D
     
  9. Taurus

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    */smiles... nods... opens up babel fish*
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hey guy's i'm ****** up i can't help it!:(
     
  11. mafia-man

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    Sounds like a certain computer shop in the UK cant name it cuz I worked there :D but they had about 150 to 200 stores nation wide. and they are "Always stamping down prices" if u watch the ads u know who I meen :D lol
     
  12. Sm|th 6th

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    ok..when confronted the guy selling the comp said the following:

    the frontside bus of the mainboard is 133 but the ram is sdram pc100 So he said he lowered the frontside bus to 100 so there wouldn't be ram errors. Thus the 1.5 went down to 1.2 ... he says if you put in ddr ram or any ram with 133 clock speed then you can raise the frontside bus back up. Does this sound possible??

    My opinion is that it wouldn't matter and you could leave the frontside bus at 133 even with the pc100 ram. Plus if you really did that couldn't you just raise the clock multiplier back up for example : 133x11.5 gives you roughly 1500 so if you lower fsb to 100 just raise multiplier to 100x15 gives you 1500 still... right??
     
  13. Gouk

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    PC "Globe" ;)