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Pc2700 Shows 800mhz Fsb?


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Got a quick question for you guys. My buddy just got a Dell with a P4 3.0c Nothwood and when you run belarc, its shows this:

 

 

 

Processor a Main Circuit Board

3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

8 kilobyte primary memory cache

512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0U1325 A00

Bus Clock: 800 megahertz

BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A03 10/20/2003

Drives Memory Modules c,d

39.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

11.82 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

 

 

 

The weird part is the memory is pc2700 2x256(says right on it) If this were true wouldn't it show a slower FSB then this. Shouldn't this system be using pc3200?

 

Thanks in advance guys

 

Tom

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basically the fsb is 200MHz and then the P4 quad-pumps it up to 800MHz...

the memory runs at 166MHz and is often stated as 333MHz DDR (double data rate) or PC2700

 

200:166 -> 5/4 divider*

 

* don't quote me on that since i always seem to get it the wrong way round or use ddr instead of mhz or vice versa, fact remains that the cpu and memory have different speeds and the one you are looking at relates to the cpu speed, not the memory

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Would this disallow PAT to run? Because with CPUID its shows it as off. Would I gain enough to cover the cost of buying pc3200? This system can't be overclocked so i could get away with some value ram. Any program I can run to verify that it is running at 4:3.

 

Thanks guys for the quick responses, i posted on about 5 sites and u are only ones who answered this for me. Thanks

Tom

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