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CPU upgrades (Barton Blues)

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Gaidheal, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Gaidheal

    Gaidheal Guest

    Your new fast processor will sit idle for as much as 90% of its duty cycle.
    Your bottleneck for performance will depend what you are doing.. but with
    "new" games it will be a combination of your video subsystem and your memory
    subsystem. Upping the FSB won't touch your memory, either. They are
    separate buses. But in practice on most boards when you DO up the FSB speed
    you also up the memory bus speed. Those which can be set separately tend to
    make it obvious with things like "100/100 100/133 133/100 133/133" and so on
    :¬)

    Enjoy!

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    Gaidheal, Jul 11, 2003
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