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A question for the Intel guys

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Anaxagoras1986

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Is it better to go for the 133FSB chips or 100s? I believe I heard it somewhere that the 100 go higher, but wouldnt the 133 be better despite thier lower ability to overclock because they would be running higher FSBs?
 

KILLorBE

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It all depends, there's not much difference between high FSB and high multiplier (assuming both CPU's run at the same speed) except for memory bandwidth.

Example: If I had to choose between a P3 733 and a P3 600 or 700, I would sure go for the 600 or 700, because they're more likely to hit 150+ FSB.

Please tell me what the deal is.
 
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Anaxagoras1986

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Oh I am not buying anything I was just curious. Like take this hypo for example:
133x15.5 = 2062Mhz (stock 100FSB)
150x13.0 = 1950Mhz (stock 133FSB)

Would the one hundred and change Mhz make a difference in the performance? I kow that the one on the bottom would ahve better mem marks and such, but with that aside, would it be that big of a difference? Which would be a better bet to get overall?
 

KILLorBE

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Anaxagoras1986 said:
Oh I am not buying anything I was just curious. Like take this hypo for example:
133x15.5 = 2062Mhz (stock 100FSB)
150x13.0 = 1950Mhz (stock 133FSB)

Would the one hundred and change Mhz make a difference in the performance? I kow that the one on the bottom would ahve better mem marks and such, but with that aside, would it be that big of a difference? Which would be a better bet to get overall?

Well it's kinda hard to tell, I don't think you'll notice much of a difference between those two (I've ran a few tests with different multi's and FSB's and at the same speed the difference was negligible), but I can force my P3V4X to run the memory at +33MHz, so in that case the first one would definitely be faster as the memory would be running at 166FSB (aside from the 100+ MHz).

BTW: After almost 3 years that I've owned the P3V4X I just recently found out that I could force it to run at +33MHz.