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PCI-E Lock

By MetalX
Nov 7, 2006
  1. If a motherboard has a PCI-E lock (for overclocking), if I use the PCI-E lock, will that also lock the speed of the regular PCI bus too?
     
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I believe so, my board(A8N32-SLI Deluxe) works like this.
     
  3. Mhill2029

    Mhill2029 TS Rookie

    They both operate at different frequencies and need to be locked to the following when overclocking.

    PCI-E 100Mhz
    PCI 33.33Mhz
     
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Ok, I know that they need to be locked at 100 and 33.33 but what I was wondering is if the PCI-E lock also locks the regular PCI.
     
  5. Mhill2029

    Mhill2029 TS Rookie

    Erm....no it doesn't
     
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Ok, well then does anyone know if the P5NSLI Asus mobo has a PCI lock?
     
  7. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Are you absolutely sure?

    My board (confirmed by many OC'ers) locks the regular PCI frequency when the PCI-E is locked at 100.

    And it's also an ASUS board, so yours probably does as well MetalX, but don't quote me on this lol.
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Ok, thanks, well I'm still not SURE that it has a lock but overclocking from 1.86GHz to 2.4GHz using the system bus pretty much rules out anything else.
     
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