AMD CPU' Question: Phenom II X2 550BE
Now here is the problem, I bought the new Phenom II X2 550BE and i had dropped it in a Gigabyte Motherboard that only utilizes a Hyper transport bus speed of 2000 MT/s. But then again the processor is capable of double of that. So obviously the CPU is not being used to its full potential. So my question here is that will I notice a difference between 4000 MT/s and 2000 MT/s? Or will i not notice a performance boost at all? In gaming and other stuff.
Please help me!
Please help me!
Read this short yet informative article. It provides information that will help you make up your mind. Clue: as with many other computer components, the bigger the numbers the better.
perhaps it's about the same idea as ddr where everything doubles - read the spec exactly is it GT/s or Ghz/s - anyway - the one is double the other - which means it's same thing said two different ways.
are you talking about an older AM2 mobo?
it would help if you posted what mobo you are talking about - or more info such as it's AM2 and not AM3 OR AM2+
AM2 uses HT1
AM2+ and AM3 use HT3
the doubled speed does not directly translate as double the performance or double the potential - it's a lot more subtle than that.
more info required.
kalchi08 said:~~~ So my question here is that will I notice a difference between 4000 MT/s and 2000 MT/s? Or will i not notice a performance boost at all? In gaming and other stuff.
For the most part you will not notice a difference in your day-to-day 'stuff' with the lower HT - there still is substantial bandwidth.
""Rule #1"" of the Phenom Arch is that the HT link speed can't be faster than the IMC/NB speed (which IIRC you cannot OC on an AM2 motherboard, anyway). Your CPU clock, IMC/NB speed, and RAMs make the most difference - and you are limited to DDR2 800 (let's say 1000MHz with a 25% OC on your RAMs) so that works out just dandy with your existing HT link speed.