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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
200MHz is the external system bus. The total front side bus is that x4, 800MHz. When overclocking you increase the "FSB" which is the external system bus. The names mean nothing any more...
Originally Posted by amped
I don't know what everything is called, or what everything does really, hopefully more answers to this thread will enlighten me, but here is how I see it:
The FSB that Everest shows as 200mhz is the speed of everything connected to the motherboard, except that which is locked(PCI slots, AGP, etc.) The FSB x the CPU multipler = the clock speed of your processor.
FSB as advertised on the box of your CPU is the HT multiplier x the FSB. This should never exceed 800mhz(as advertised), if you want it to be stable.
Hopefully someone else will explain the function of the FSB as advertised as 800mhz.