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What FSB do I have?

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June 28, 2002 2:40:52 AM

Just bought a new Gateway with a P4 2.4 and a 533mhz FSB. How do I check my system to see if this is the FSB I have.
I ran 3dmark 2001 SE and I think it said I have 133mhz FSB.
Just want to make sure Gateway didn't screw something up.
I got a 11,331 for a score, just wondering if this is good for an out of the box computer.

Thanks

Pete

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June 28, 2002 2:48:06 AM

You got 11.3k for a Gateway? Wow, not bad for an OEM. Yes, it said you have 133mhz FSB, remember, P4's use RDR which is quad pumped, so theoretically, you are running 533Mhz FSB (133x4)

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June 28, 2002 2:57:29 AM

Great thats what I thought but not sure.

Is there anything small I can do to my system to improve my score. I don't want to get into alot of messing around.

Like I said I have:
P4 2.4ghz
512 ram
geforce4 4600ti

Thanks
Pete

P.S I'm new to XP now and notice alot of stuff running in the background when I look in Ctrl+Alt+Del
Can I turn all the owner stuff off or just don't mess with it.
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June 28, 2002 3:03:20 AM

Hmm...well, unfortunately, you have a relatively high clocked Pentium 4, 18 multiplier, and 133Mhz FSB...the only thing you can do is up the FSB. From what I have heard, it highly depends on the quality of the RAM you have, be it DDR or RDR, your specs on RAM would help here. *shrugs* i've seen most Pentium 4's leveling out at about 150-160Mhz FSB, which is highly respectable.

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P.S I'm new to XP now and notice alot of stuff running in the background when I look in Ctrl+Alt+Del Can I turn all the owner stuff off or just don't mess with it.

Feel free to close some of those programs to free up some memory, although I wouldn't too much, considering you have 512MB, although, Win XP does eat up a lot by itself...i'd say, disable the programs you aren't using, and make sure they don't boot at startup.


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June 28, 2002 1:08:20 PM

Or you could overclock your video card. I'm pretty sure you'll hit over 12000 pretty easily overclocked. Take it little by little though. I use PowerStrip to overclock.

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