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Old 10-07-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Processor FSB and Mobo FSB

My processor says its 533MHz FSB. My mobo says its 400/533/800 FSB. Does that mean my processor is 533MHz and my mobo simply supports it? I want to go 800

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Old 10-07-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Processor FSB and Mobo FSB

I don't quite get your question... If your processor is 533, than that's all it supports. If you want 800, upgrade processors

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Yes, you are correct.

The maximum FSB is what the CPU can achieve and that would be 533.

P4 motherboards come in 4 different flavors that I am aware of:

1. 400FSB
2. 400, 533FSB
3. 400,533, 800FSB
4. 800FSB

A CPU usually can go slower if need be, i.e. 533 cpu on a 400 motherboard.

But you can't force a cpu to run 800 if the cpu itself is only 533.

Hope this answers your question.
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Yeah; if you wanted to hike up your FSB then you couild upgrade the processor.
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