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Mobo at 200mHz, Memory at 266 mHz

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November 11, 2003 12:11:35 AM

I have a soyo dragon lite with AMD 2100+ and 2100 DDR. Because I wanted to keep down CPU heat, I set the CPU to 200 mHz and kept memory at 266 mHz. The reason here is that memory is supposed to be the biggest bottleneck.

After benchmarking, I found that the 200/266 setup was much slower than a 200/200 setup. Why is that?

November 11, 2003 9:59:18 AM

For this platform, when FSB and MCLK are not in sync performance-killing latency is introduced.
November 12, 2003 12:10:26 PM

lower FSB to keep temperature down?
so does that really work?
November 12, 2003 2:04:19 PM

yes, by about 3-5 degrees C