Complicated Questions...

Hatman

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...for me anyway.


A lot of new motherboards have "certified" 1333fsb. Well does this actually mean anything or cant I just overclock a normal prossessor/motherboard to use 1333fsb?

Also.

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118026
Abit AW9D


http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124972
Abit AW9D MAX

2questions on those.

1. Can I overclock those to use 1333mhz FSB.

2. Whats teh difference between them.


I would use a motherboard for a standard q6600 which I will overclock eventually and at first a single 2900xt, which I want to be able to upgrade to 2 in the future.
 

meljor

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most decent mobo`s for c2d cpu`s can do 1600fsb so yes, you can clock it yourself at 1333fsb.

you could also buy a 1066fsb cpu ofcourse. these have more overclock room since they have higher multipliers.

for example:

buy a q6600 with 1066fsb and set it to 1333fsb: you will have 3ghz cpu.

buy a q6600 with 1333fsb and you will need a 1600fsb to clock it to 3ghz.

conclusion: for overclocking get the old version, for standard use get the new version wich is a tiny tiny bit faster at stock speed.