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Memory Divider Clarification

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pfx

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This might sound dumb, and I don't want to be rude or anything but what the hell are some people talking about a 5:6 memory divider. I thought the ratio was CPU:Memory clock. So when you pick in the bios ex. with the K8N you pick 200, 166, 133, 100 and they are all supposed to be relative to 200fsb which is the standard fsb for a64 cpus now.

So:
200:200 = 1:1
200:166 = 5:4
200:133 = 3:2
200:100 = 2:1

So why are people saying 5:6 memory divider??
 

Gautam

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The A64 derives the memory speed off of the CPU speed. By selecting different maximum memory clocks, you get different CPU/memory dividers. There are no ratios with the A64. Detailed info here.
 
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pfx

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ok well i read that link you sent but that doesn't answer my real question of what people mean by 5:6 mem when talking about dividers. Specifically A64s, actually even on Intel or AXP systems. How is 5:6 mem divider possible on any system? Thanks.