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Hello,

I'm in the process of buying a new computer.  I was thinking off going all out and getting a new 400mhz intel based cpu.  Someone has told me that there is no point in getting anything higher than 233mhz becuase the hardware won't take advantage of the greater speed.  It was something about the bus speed and PCI.  The same person also mentioned that in a few months that PCI2 will be comming and then the hardware can actually take advantage of a 400mhz chip.  The person I am getting this information is not a 100% reliable.  I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on this and give me a full description of this hole thing.

thanks,

Joe
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The person is partially right and parcially wrong as are most people. It is not necessary to have special hardware to take advantage of 400 MHz because that is the internal speed of the cpu and does not refer to the bus speed. The new bus speed is 100MHz. be sure your new computer has that high speed bus. Some current computers do. the 400 Mhz cpu will not make the computer run twice as fast as a 200 Mhz cpu. but it will be faster. If I were going to buy a new computer now I would make sure the bus speed was 100 MHz, then I would not insist that the cpu would be 400 MHZ. If you need the new computer do not postpone the purchase. There will always be a faster one coming soon.
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What about PCI/PCI2?
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All high end computers have PCI slots on the bus. I am not sure when the official PCI2 specifications come out.
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