Running a bottleneck?

By acidosmosis ยท 6 replies
Mar 16, 2003
  1. In the PNP settings of my BIOS:

    CPU Speed: 133/133
    Core Voltage: 1.744V
    CPU Frequency: 133
    DRAM Freq: 133

    BUT... the AMD Athlon XP Processor that I have has a 266mhz bus. I am running a bottleneck arent I?
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Nope... You're not bottlenecked... (at least in that regard)

    Your motherboard shouldn't be running more than 133Mhz when you've got an athlon with a 266Mhz FSB...

    The cpu effectivly doubles the FSB from 133 to 266, so it can transmit/receive data at twice the speed, without putting more stress on the other components...

    It's kinda like DDR, which doubles the data rate at the same speed...

    This is as good as explanation I can give you without becoming too technical...
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    ok, if i understand those settings right u running pc133 ram wif and athlon xp - BIG bottleneck - get ddr 333 - much better

  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    Where are you seeing PC133 ram? I have 512MB DDR PC2100...
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    He's running a DDR266, not a PC 133 if you take note of his specs carefully.
  6. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    ok - i apologoise - just because i cant read....

  7. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

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