Originally Posted by Wall
I e-mailed Zotac and they're saying that their board has no overclocking options, just voltage adjustments. Would that mean that I am able to overclock from within the OS (why not to bother with such applications?)?
As for the FSB & HT clocks... If HT is the link then what's the FSB? Wasn't the FSB the CPU-memory link in older platforms? I'm confused with this.
If a board writes something along the lines of:
"Memory support: DDR3-1600/1866/2133(O.C) ..."
then, to my understanding, their BIOS includes memory clock adjustments for sure, correct?
Don't know if an "un-overclockable" board can be overclocked in software.
The FSB was the CPU-memory link many years ago. We retain a "FSB" that is to my knowledge really just a reference clock now. Consider that FSB never went over about 200MHz, and memory busses now run 1600-2400MHz.
Now, this gets even more confusing when you learn that APUs don't use HyperTransport anymore! Anyway, the point is changing the "FSB" setting will change memory speed, but that's not really the right way to change memory speed.
Yes, if they say the board supports 2133(O.C.) it supports memory clock adjustment.
Originally Posted by T0mat3
A55 and A75 differences have been mentioned already. only difference youd really care is 3gb/s vs 6gb/s sata speed and no USB3 support for a55. Pretty much sums it up.
If you don't plan on using a good SSD, you don't even need to worry about the SATA link.Edited by sliverstorm - 12/18/12 at 7:23pm