Im after a bit of info on how much difference performance wise there would be between an Athlon 1.4 with 200 front side bus and an Athlon 1.4 266 fsb ?
The reason i ask this is because im looking to update my processor but i have to get a new motherboard [i have a slot A motherboard and an Athlon 700 ]
the motherboards im deciding between are :
Gigabyte GA7IXE-H 200FSB - I wont have to buy memory [ive got 320MB pc100 ]
ECS K7S5A SDRAM or DDR 200/266 FSB - I'll have to buy some 133 or DDR memory [ which i can't really afford]
My dilema is that i can afford a 1.4 and a motherboard, but not a 1.4, motherboard & Memory.
Should i hold out for a bit of money in order to buy the 266 fsb motherboard,processor and memory?
Damn FSB stuff, still don't completly catch it! Help!
** There is a jumper, JP14, on the mobo that goes 100Mhz(default) or 133Mhz for "CPU Host Clock Select"
** The manual also states I can use Pc-133 (whitch is what I presently have)
** I presently have a Duron 750
Does not the Duron 750 run at 100FSB and therefore the JP14 is set to 100Mhz(default) and my Pc-133 is actually running at 100Mhz.
Also if the JP14 is set to 133Mhz what is the proper Athlon to get to max out this mobo. The manual states 1.1Ghz is max, but 200FSB or 266FSB?
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Well, I guess. But If I use regular PC-133 and set my cpu jumpers to 133Mhz, then get a athlon 1.1Ghz 266FSB, what does the "double Data Rate"? The cpu, the chip set or the memory itself? My chipset is Via KT-133. Nothing about 200 or 266 FSB or DDR in my Epox EP 8KTA+ manual.
What I want to know is what Athlon should I get: the 200FSB or the 266FSB?
Your FSB is in reality running at 100 or 133 MHz, the 200 and 266 MHz is just your FSB 'dual-pumped' which means data gets transfered two times per clock sycle the interface between the CPU and Northbridge is 200/266 MHz, but wihout DDR RAM the interface between the Northbridge and the Memory is 100/133 MHz. So if your chipset supports 133(266) MHz CPUs then get a 266 MHz CPU.
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