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Hey, I have an Intel P4 2.4GhZ northy with an ASUS P4PE-X. The multiplyer is locked at 18x. I heard something in another thread that went missing that it's becuse of Intel's EIST, and that I could turn off this EIST. I know it's turned off in the BIOS somewhere, but if anyone knows what this is could they direct me to where I could change it? I would definately like to lower that multiplyer! Any suggestions to what? Somewhere near 10 better..?
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EIST is software you download that will let you change your multiplier while still in windows. I don't like it because everytime you reboot you have to change the settings back to what you want.
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Awesome. Thanks man. Any suggestions for more multiplyer VS. less multiplyer? Kinda like the classic Acceleration VS. Max speed question but converted into computers
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Awesome. Thanks man. Any suggestions for more multiplyer VS. less multiplyer? Kinda like the classic Acceleration VS. Max speed question but converted into computers
Dropping your multi is always nice cause you can squeez some more bandwidth out giving you better perf. In the end A higher ghz rating is better than a higher fsb.
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EIST or Intel Speedstep Technology is actually a technology that is built into the later CPU's in the form TM2. There may also be an application called EIST out there but I have not heard of it.
EIST automatically changes the system multiplier to suit what you are doing. Your Northwood CPU will not have it, I am also not sure if your board supports it either.
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EIST or Intel Speedstep Technology is actually a technology that is built into the later CPU's in the form TM2. There may also be an application called EIST out there but I have not heard of it.
EIST automatically changes the system multiplier to suit what you are doing. Your Northwood CPU will not have it, I am also not sure if your board supports it either.
If you google it EIST is an app for changing your multi.
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Well thanks guys, I'll look into that link which was given.
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Hmm odd I have never seen that application, I have seen others for direct multiplier writing to the PLL chip but not this one.
Im supprised that Intel have allowed that name as EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) is, I believe, a registered Intel trademark...

Note: As in responce to the first post, if a system has EIST enabled on a Pentium 4 processor they will only be able to select the default multiplier and the x14 one.

Edit: Thanks for the info though, I will bookmark the application.
post #10 of 14
I really wouldn't call it software. It's more like firmware since it's built directly into the hardware.
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