Quick question

By Sleepy88
Apr 18, 2005
  1. I just read this today. I seem to have answered question one wrong, I read at that to get the overall processor speed you multiply the FSB speed by the number of multipliers to get the speed in MHz, so I multiply 266*13 to get 3458. Yet the answer says 1729MHz, what am I doing wrong?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Often it is not the true frequency of FSB you are given. The CPU uses both the rising and falling edges of the clock signal to sychronise so the clever people at marketing departments came up with the idea to show people the "real" FSB because bigger numbers = more money.

    So in your case the "true" FSB could be 133MHz and you get your "correct" result by multiplying 133*13=1729.
  3. Sleepy88

    Sleepy88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmmm, ok, I don't exactly understand the explanation you gave :/ but I understand how you get that number at least.
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