Ok so my motherboard says it supports a FSB of 1066/1333.. I have my E7200 OC'd to 1333 FSB which gives it a clock speed of 3.16 GHz. Heres my question, if I wanted to say overclock my CPU to a 1600 MHz FSB with a clock speed of 3.8 GHz would my computer actually perform at 1600 MHz? I mean if my board only supports a max of 1333 MHz FSB then will it automatically bottleneck and even though I have my CPU FSB overclocked to 1600, I would actually only get the performance of 1333 because my motherboard does not support anything above 1333?
(optional side question: Does anyone know what is a "good" idle temp and what is a good load temp for the E7200 CPU?)
I believe the whole idea behind over clocking is to take the gear you have above and beyond the imposed limitations of its technology!
So with that in mind, most boards easily get over their rated FSB. Wouldn't it have been nice to know WHAT mother board you are talking about, hehe! As well as the rest of the gear you have in your system.
Good Idle and load temps? Idle in the 30s, lower is better! Loaded in the lower 60s is always safe!
If you wanna know the quality of your processor, run Core Temp or Real Temp, and look for its VID, then list it here.
Since that is your processors starting voltage for stock speed, while on auto, the lower the better. Since it would start cooler, with less voltage and attain a higher over clock at less voltage!
The Range is 1.1000 to 1.2500. Lower the better, so good luck with that! Maybe you will be the one with a 1.1000!