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Old 07-30-02, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default weird idea for performance boost, lower multi, raise fsb

I know, confusing title... but here is my idea:

If you take a 333 capable motherboard and an AthlonXP, unlock the AthlonXP and LOWER the multiplier, but in turn increase the FSB to 166/166, would you see a great performance boost because of the faster data rate?


AthlonXP 1600 = 133 x 10.5 = 1400mhz

unlocked 1600 = 166 x 8.5 = 1411mhz

I figured the advantage of this is you don't overheat the AthlonXP nor do you require extra equipment like water cooling, yet you get the benefits of a faster bus, yes?

What do you all think?
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