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Thread: FSB influence over general performance




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    I've a quite old mobo with a 133 mhz FSB, along with 1 Go 133mhz SD Ram and a Radeon9500 pro.
    Where is the limitant factor, if any ?? How could I solve it without having to change my mobo ???:confused:

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    The limiting factor is that its an old system. Its not worth the money to upgrade that mobo, if you could even find some pc133 ram to buy at a reasonable price. Its time for an upgrade I'd say if the system is no longer usable for your tasks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzakruzak
    I've a quite old mobo with a 133 mhz FSB, along with 1 Go 133mhz SD Ram and a Radeon9500 pro.
    Where is the limitant factor, if any ?? How could I solve it without having to change my mobo ???:confused:
    A lot will depend on what sort of CPU that ya usin'. If ya usin' a PIII then ya won't do any better (unless ya overclockin') but if ya usin' a P4 or Athlon/Duron then that type of memory will be a bottleneck to ya system. Give us a full detailed summary of ya hardware spec's and then we could help better and don't worry about Fatboy there as he says that to everyone but there could be a cheap way out for ya if we know fully what ya have.

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    I just figured that if he is using SD Ram its probably a P3. Also, I said if its not fulfilling his uses. Some people would still be quite happy with a AMD K6-2 133 mhz with 32mb of RAM. :)

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    I thought I gave enough specs, but here's more:
    QDI mobo based on VIA KT133A with AGP 4x, 2 x 512 MO Ram (SD, 133), Athlon KP 1800+, 300 W noname power supply, lots of fans, 2 HDDs totalling 120 Go in ATA100, and this famous Radeon 9500 pro @ 9700.
    Thanks a lot for constructive answers, and here's another (the real ?) question: is my in-game graphics performance somehow bottleneck'd by my system ?? Do I fully use the graphics performance of the GPU ?? I'm used to play under 1024x768 with 2x FSAA and 2x Anisotropy when available...
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    Yep ya mobo and memory are both bottlenecks to the CPU and the video card.

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    Thanks dude , let's buy another PC...
    I'll take a shuttle or the like this time, probably a SN45G...:thumb:

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