I dont want to overclock it. I was just under the impression that an intel chip and the mobo are both supposed to have a 533 fsb speed.... sooo how do i figure out whats the current speed and how to change it
Well the FSB speed for a non Northwood core Pentium 4 is 400Mhz sort of and if its a Northwood core then its a 533 Mhz again sort of I'll explain in a minute. Do a search on the net for a program with this name and it will shed a little light on ur question wcpuid. What I mean by the FSB of the Pentium 4 being sort of 400 or 533 Mhz is that in fact its actually 100 or 133Mhz quad pumped or in other words for every memory cycle its sends four bits of information instead of one. AMD's 200 or 266Mhz is the same thing but it only does two bits of information instead of four.
You may not have to change anything, the bios should detect the fsb and set it at the 533 speed. You should be able to check this in the bios.
If not, a good excuse to download mad onion 2001 and benchmark machine
Will also tell you what fsb is running at
alright, im PRETTY sure i have a northwood. I mean i have a 2.53ghz and 478 pin. It is also retail. Other than that where else can i check if its a northwood or not.
Also, my fsb is at 133mhz right now. Is that what it should be at or what?
Ok u have a Northwood since u said the bus speed is 133. Question do u know what kind of ram is in the system as now that will make a major diiference in the FSB speed. Is the ram SD DDR or RD ram or pc133 pc2100, 2700 r the most common ones I've seen for DDR or pc800.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS