CPU vs. motherboard

Csaba Henk ekho at renyi.hu
Wed Sep 18 11:57:07 PDT 2002

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Richard Lightman wrote:

> To me, a machine that works at 1100 is much better than a machine
> that does not work at 1133. 

To me, too. But my problem is not about making the machine work at 1133.

> Increasing the bus speed from 100 to
> 133 could in theory get you 25% speed increase in a very small
> number of programs. I more realistic figure is 5%. In practice,
> most programs are limited by latancy not bandwidth. A good chipset
> and DIMM with low latencies are more useful than an extra 33MHz
> for most purposes.
> Richard

My problem is about making the machine work at 1100, the official capacity
of the CPU, instead of running it at 850.


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