Hey, please help me figure out bottlenecks. We can use my system for example and I would love if people introduced their to help too. I have:
512 mb pc2100
ati radeon 9200
So I got some of it figured out. My FSB is running at 133mhz, I am getting 266mhz from my ram (double pumping), and I am getting 533 mhz from my cpu (quad pumping). PCI runs at about half the system bus speed so mine is 66Mhz, and AGP connects directly to the system bus so it would be running at 133mhz in my comp.
So I'm thinking it doesn't matter that the CPU is 533Mhz and the ram is 266 cause my bottleneck is the 133Mhz motherboard system bus. So my system bus speeds default to that cause that's what my lowest speed is (nothing has to go through PCI so it doesn't count). So it seems that when my system was made the other parts were ahead of their time.
So even though newer video cards deliver at faster speeds (I'm gonna guess 500Mhz), that doesn't matter in my comp cause I'm still stuck with that busspeed.