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12-15-04, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone, and Merry Christmas!

I have few questions that maybe some of you could answer for me.

I have an MSI Board with the SIS 645 Ultra chipset.
Specs have it *only* capable of 400MHZ FSB.
However, it does have support for PC2700 (333DDR @166MHz)
Now I currently use a Northwood 2.0GHz/400MHz FSB @ 125FSBx20Multiplier for 2.5 GHz.

I can get a Northwood that is 2.4 but it was @ 533MHz FSB. It multiplier is locked at 18.

I was thinking of putting that CPU in and using 166MHz FSB X 18 Multiplier for an O/C of almost 3.0 Ghz.

Considering my board has support for DDR 333 this should work right?



12-15-04, 04:07 PM
It all depends if your CPU and RAM are up to the task. Theoretically, you are correct.

12-15-04, 07:32 PM

Since the memory is rated @166 Native, my PC2700 should not be a problem as far as FSB is concerned @ 166.

What your saying is that the CPU 2.4/533FSB may have trouble with 166 BUT anything over 18x133-18x166 would be a satisfactory O/C.

So even if I only reach lets say, 145FSBx18 for 2.6 it would still be worth it to swap....

Thanks for replying saturnotaku,
Much appreciated!

12-15-04, 10:19 PM
That's a decision you're going to have to make on your own. If you believe something less than 166 would be a satisfactory overclock, then by all means you're entitled to that opinion.

12-16-04, 12:26 AM
Just because a board supports DDR333, it doesn't mean it can run a 166MHz FSB. My guess is that it wont work with DDR333 in a 1:1 scenerio so I don't think what you are wanting will work unless you overclock the FSB.