Clock Speed?

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by SkazzyUK, May 15, 2003.

  1. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Hello,

    I have a Athlon 1700XP @ 1.47Ghz (stock)
    it runs at 133 bus speed it says in the BIOS,

    My bro has a Athlon 2000XP @ Stock too,

    His clock speed in the BIOS says 133 also,

    When I looked on a site it says Athlon 2000XP runs Advanced 266MHz Front-Side Bus,

    Why does it say 133 then?

    When I rang up my mobo company they said my computer can handle up to a 2.2Ghz processor, but all the other processors only have Advanced 266MHz Front-Side Bus or 333Mhz ?!!

    It lets me adjust the clock speed in the bios up to 266 if I wanted but doesn't this put loads more pressure on all the PCI and AGP slots?

    Skazz
     
  2. Ice-Freezer

    Ice-Freezer Guest

    OMG!!!
    GOOD LUCK BRINING IT TO 266 lol
    no mobo can handle that much
    if ya bring it that much i reckon all your other components will die
    if ya don have lock for it e.g pci,agp,etc..
    just imagine your cpu runing at 11 * 266 = 2.9ghz
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    133x2=266 fsb
    166x2=333 fsb

    etc....
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    exactly like [CPK] said :)

    in market speak... a 133mhz clock becomes 266mhz fsb (double data rate)

    it SOUNDS higher hence people think its faster :)

    just like intel and their QDR ie... 100mhz clock == 400mhz fsb

    :)

    your STOCK fsb clock should be 133 (or 166 or 200 depending on the cpu and also the motherboard and what it can handle)

    anything above 133mhz == an overclock... and some components do not like an oc :)

    if your motherboard does not allow you to lock your pci and agp clocks... I would be very careful how I oc the rig...