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Old 10-27-2006, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default divisor?

reference clock x multiplier = processor/memory controller speed / divisor = memory DIMM speed

hi all. can someone explain this a little better for me?

i am pretty sure i know what the reference clock is on my cpu (64 x2 4200), 200 mhz. and i believe the multiplier can be 9, 10, or 11. processor speed is 2200mhz (?). questions: is processor/memory controller the same thing? and what is the divisor (ie the number and literally, what is it)?
anyone? basically i am trying to get the dimm speed on 800mhz ddr2 ram running with this cpu. i don't know if i will get the whole benefit of 800 mhz...because the divisor (what is this?) is odd????
can someone educate me please?

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Old 10-27-2006, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you mean divider and multiplier?

Divider 1:1

FSB 200Mhz Multiplier x 10 = 2000Mhz (dual channel DDR = 200Mhz x2 = 400Mhz)

The divider allows the memory to run at a higher or lower speed or ratio than the FSB.

Divider 1:1.33

FSB 200Mhz Multiplier x 10 = 2000Mhz (dual channel DDR = 266 x 2 = 533Mhz)

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