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Old 01-20-08, 06:01 AM   #18
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Default Re: What's more important, CPU Multiplier or CPU FSB?

Originally Posted by ikjadoon
AFAIK, a higher FSB only equals higher memory bandwidth (if on a 1:1 ratio). If the RAM is the same on low FSB/high FSB (same total clock speed on CPU), there would no performance increase. I think.

higher memory bandwidth and looser timings has shown to decrease performance in some situations

hardly any applications even come close to using all the bandwith, keep the timings tight

and higher FSB = higher stress on the system all around, with a negligible performance increase, not worth the increase
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