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    :rofl: I was going to post that I raised the vCore. But on my mobo you can't raise it in .1 increments, unless I missed a settiing. I raised it to 1.70, So far I have run every benchmark succesfully.
    I'm a little confused by this though, I didn't know you had to raise the vCore when you up the fsb. what's that all about?
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    Raisin' the core voltage ensures signal integrity which will deteriorate as ya push the FSB higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicus
    :rofl: I was going to post that I raised the vCore. But on my mobo you can't raise it in .1 increments, unless I missed a settiing. I raised it to 1.70, So far I have run every benchmark succesfully.
    I'm a little confused by this though, I didn't know you had to raise the vCore when you up the fsb. what's that all about?
    Because you are increasing the processor's core clock...it needs more voltage to run faster.

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    I just realized something. A 1.8gig p4 would probably walk on my t-bred 2.16gig proc. I'm thinking about this now as Im learning how Important L2 cache is. Someone confirm this for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicus
    I just realized something. A 1.8gig p4 would probably walk on my t-bred 2.16gig proc.
    Highly unlikely. :rofl:

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    But... a P4 has a 512 cache, and a t-bred has 256. doesn't that make a big difference.... at least in gaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicus
    But... a P4 has a 512 cache, and a t-bred has 256. doesn't that make a big difference.... at least in gaming?
    They're still totally different achitectures that work in different ways but ya'll likely find this review interesting and it does include a 1.8GHz P4. About the only area you're down in is with that old chipset.

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    Wow, thx for the link Wiggo. that really opened my eyes to what a Athlon is capable of. One thing though, that article didn't really explain why the Athlon's perform the way they do. I'm sure this is a dead horse, but could you break that down for me?:confused:
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    Yep it's a dead horse but here I go again;
    An Athlon because of its architecture is capable of processin' 9 instructions per cycle while a P4's architecture can only capable of processin' 6 instructions per cycle.

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    That's only theoretical though.

    Any x86 processor today will be lucky to get off 2 instructions in a single clock.

    But yes the AMD processors "do more work" or are "more efficient" per clock cycle.

    The 1.8a P4 was a really badass chip. I have seen a lot of them over 3Ghz on air. But if you have an AMD also at 1.8Ghz it will win.

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