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October 18, 2009 12:50:40 AM

Alright, so you can't just increase your fsb multiplier on non-Extreme Intel CPUs. But can you DECREASE it? I would just reboot and check myself, but I'm downloading some stuff right now and its not a torrent so if I restart, its from scratch (stupid ten gig demo software).

The thing is I have Windows 7 Ultimate here in my hands, and would like to try out XP mode as well, but I need a processor with hardware virtualization to do that. Ordering a new dual core LGA775 part isn't very expensive, but some or most of the processors that support Virtualization under $100 use half multipliers, like the E5400 which uses a 13.5 multiplier. My motherboard is an (now ancient) Gigabyte P965-S3, which doesn't support (I believe) half multipliers. If I can't lower it to 13, then I'm out of luck.

Thats another good point: even if I can lower the multiplier, will a processor that uses a half multiplier even be recognizeable to my motherboard? I'd imagine so, but does anyone know for sure?

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October 18, 2009 1:17:17 AM

no one?
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October 18, 2009 1:56:23 AM

You can decrease the multiplier (Intel SpeedStep does that), but make sure that the CPU is on the list. Instead of an E5400, have you considered the E6500 with a multiplier of 11? It only costs $5 more at Newegg.com and it also is supported by your motherboard.
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October 18, 2009 2:11:18 AM

Grab the e3200, I got on at 3.6 stock volts and cooler.

Yes you can lower multipliers. Clear down to 6.

Use something like download accelerator, it will go faster and allow resumes.
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October 18, 2009 2:18:57 AM

Be careful as the Gigabyte P965-S3 doesn't officially support the E3200.
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