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Old 10-03-2007, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a BIOSTAR P4M900M4 478 VIA P4M900 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (specifications below) and in the BIOS, the maximum setting I can set the CPU Clock Speed is 265MhZ. What is this and how is this related to the speed of the actual CPU? I just want to make sure I am getting the most out of my new CPU and motherboard. My CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood, model SL6WK)

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Model P4M900M4
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type 478
CPU Type Pentium 4 Prescott / Celeron D
FSB 800/533MHz
Chipsets
North Bridge VIA P4M900
South Bridge VIA VT8237A
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 2◊240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 667
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Expansion Slots
PCI Express x16 1
PCI Express x1 1
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 1.5 Gb/s 2
SATA RAID 0/1
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset S3 Chrome9 IGP
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC861VD
Audio Channels 6 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek RTL8201CL
Max LAN Speed 10/100Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
COM 1
LPT 1
Video Ports D-Sub
USB 4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports 3 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0
Physical Spec
Form Factor Micro ATX
Dimensions 9.6" x 7.5"
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CPU speed is the CPU clocking. You CPU is probaly a 3.0GHz one. 3.0GHz is 3000MHz. The CPU is derived from its FSB speed and its multiplier. This CPU has a default clock speed of 200MHz, quad-pumped to 800MHz. The multiplier for this CPU is 15. 800 X 15 = 3000MHz.

Download a program called CPU-Z and post a screenshot of what it shows.
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I have a BIOSTAR P4M900M4 478 VIA P4M900 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (specifications below) and in the BIOS, the maximum setting I can set the CPU Clock Speed is 265MhZ. What is this and how is this related to the speed of the actual CPU? I just want to make sure I am getting the most out of my new CPU and motherboard. My CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood, model SL6WK)

Model
Brand BIOSTAR
Model P4M900M4
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type 478
CPU Type Pentium 4 Prescott / Celeron D
FSB 800/533MHz
Chipsets
North Bridge VIA P4M900
South Bridge VIA VT8237A
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 2◊240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 667
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Expansion Slots
PCI Express x16 1
PCI Express x1 1
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
SATA 1.5 Gb/s 2
SATA RAID 0/1
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset S3 Chrome9 IGP
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC861VD
Audio Channels 6 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek RTL8201CL
Max LAN Speed 10/100Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
COM 1
LPT 1
Video Ports D-Sub
USB 4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports 3 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0
Physical Spec
Form Factor Micro ATX
Dimensions 9.6" x 7.5"
agreed with Peter.. also by max of 265 thats the highest your FSB can be if you overclock... so unless your an overclocking person, then don't worry about it
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Ok thanks will do. My CPU is a 3.0GHz with an FSB of 800Mhz.
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