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July 30, 2004 3:07:21 PM

Hi i was going to get a Athlon64 3000+ but i have found that sites have it at Different FSB speeds. at www.infonec.com the FSB is rated at 400FSB and at www.TigerDirect.ca they are rated at 1600FSB is that possible? thanks for you help

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July 30, 2004 3:48:46 PM

They don't really have FSB - Northbridge is integrated on the CPU. They're the same chip, but they're just showing different marketing numbers.

400DDR (200Mhz) is probably closer to the truth, as that's the speed that the RAM will run at (at stock speeds), and it's the speed which is used in conjunction with the multiplier to determing actual clock speed.

And I'm no-where near l337 enough to be arsed to read your sig. What does it say? :eek: 

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July 31, 2004 4:27:29 AM

AMD processors use a HyperTransport bus, which has an 800MHz data rate (I think it's based on a 200MHz clock rate). They match up to DDR400 memory, which has a 400MHz data rate (200MHz clock rate). I don't know where 1600 comes from, but if you play with the right numbers in the right way you get whatever you like for advertizing.

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July 31, 2004 4:44:27 AM

LOL, that's right, what a scam! I do remember that now. Maybe I'll call my DDR500 RAM DDR1000 because it's in Dual Channel!

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