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few ez questions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by auric, Nov 23, 2004.

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  1. auric

    auric Thread Starter

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    im thinking about getting new processor and vid card.

    #1 does the FSB on the processor have to be equal to or less then the amount the chipset has.

    #2 For video cards, does ur current processor and power supply affect wether it will work on my pc? wat does?
     
  2. auric

    auric Thread Starter

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    post kinda got buried....

    btw i found out i have 4xagp, would any 4xagp card work?
     
  3. winbob

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    Auric,

    There are 2 factors that make up the set spec requirements for the Processor to run at its rated speed. The FSB and the 'multiplier'. The product of these two factors should equal the Processor speed in Hertz.

    So if you had a 1330MHz processor you would want to have EITHER:

    FSB = 100 MHz; and 13.3 multiplier, for instance, or

    FSB = 133 MHz; and 10.0 multiplier, for instance.

    The complicating situation is that the FSB speed also affects the speed of the PCI Bus. So if you jack up the FSB too much you can over clock the devices on the Bus, and the "Results may be unpredictable".

    Soooo, if you need a total product that is high because of the Processor speed requirement, then you need to have an appropriately high Multiplier to allow for an appropriate FSB setting.

    For the Video card, you need be sure you have an AGP slot of appropriate "X" value to match the card (1X, 2X, 4X, 8X). If there is no AGP slot, then you will need a PCI card. In general the Power Supply will not be a problem.
     
  4. brite750

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    #1 yes, ie my mobo is 266/333/400 fsb and i have a barton333 cpu
    #2 processor, depends, but probably not, power supply can be an issue, you would wnat to look at having a 400watt or better with the new video cards out there, especially one that have extra power connections.
     
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