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What is it exactly?

And when people say "Lock it at 100" is there an actual "Lock" option or do I just need to set it to 100 in BIOS?
    
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It is the clock frequency of the PCIe bus. It runs usually at 100Mhz so leave it like so in the BIOS. The lock part comes from older motherboards (like 3yrs ago)... when you use to change the FSB, the PCI and AGP bus frequency would change as well. Now, they are independent in most cases.
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anywhere from 100 - 115 is considered by most to be safe any more than that and things can go bad really fast!

mine is set at 105 and you cant lock it just set it
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yup, just set it at 100, and some mb's do still give you the option to lock it, or at least mine does.
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are there any advantages to upping it? like to 105?
    
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in some cases you might see stability issues solved within your gfx communication with the cpu, or to try and increase your cards performance if your card is bottlenecking your cpu. but it will also cause instability sometimes.
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I got a 8800GTX I think my CPU with be the bottleneck long before my GPU is lol
    
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agreed lol
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When people say it’s already locked meaning that you do not have the option to change it. If you do see the option to change it in bios, then it is not locked. Just leave it at 100 or 101. Some people say 101 helps a bit for stability. But oc-ing the pci-e and pci can permanently damage them.
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