i bought a new mobo. it supports 400mhz fsb. if my processor runs at a different fsb, will that make a difference? also next question. my new mobo supports ultra dma66/100. does the ide cables make a difference in that? thanks!
oh, about your ide question... there are 2 different types of ide cabls. older "40-conductor" ones which only support up to ata33 or ata66 (don't remember) and are still fine for optical drives... and "80-conductor" which are flatter and support up to ata133.
40-conductor have fewer, larger grooves along the cable... 80-conductor has more, smaller grooves.
the second pic shows you the physical difference. you will need the top one for (80-conductor) for anything over ata66. so that one with "dma66" or whatever printed on it should be 80-conductor and support up to ata133.
Originally posted by taurus if you have a 400mhz bus mobo... and get a processor with a 533mhz bus, a 2.4ghz processor will only run at 1.8ghz.this is because there is a multiplier associated with the processor:
2400mhz/533mhz= 4.5 multiplier
if you run it at 400mhz bus instead of 533mhz like it's made for...
but if your mobo supports 533mhz and 400mhz bus speeds, either will work. but "older" ones with only a 400mhz bus, you'll want to get a 400mhz bus processor.
i was talking to a friend and he says if my motherboard is 400mhz FSB (which it is) and my pcu is only 100mhz fsb (which it also is) that it would in fact o/c my pcu and fry it. now im scared. anyone elses opinions?