Processor FSB and Mobo FSB

Ermac936

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My processor says its 533MHz FSB. My mobo says its 400/533/800 FSB. Does that mean my processor is 533MHz and my mobo simply supports it? I want to go 800 :(
 

The_Other_One

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I don't quite get your question... If your processor is 533, than that's all it supports. If you want 800, upgrade processors
 

killerdoberman

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Yes, you are correct.

The maximum FSB is what the CPU can achieve and that would be 533.

P4 motherboards come in 4 different flavors that I am aware of:

1. 400FSB
2. 400, 533FSB
3. 400,533, 800FSB
4. 800FSB

A CPU usually can go slower if need be, i.e. 533 cpu on a 400 motherboard.

But you can't force a cpu to run 800 if the cpu itself is only 533.

Hope this answers your question.
 
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