Processor Explanation, FSB, Multiplier, Overclocking, Cache, etc
Posted on 2007-10-18
I was hoping someone could explain to me or point me in the direction of finding out about some of the lingo on processors and what it means. I was looking at processors and read some reviews about a dual core processor having a FSB of 133 and a multiplier of 10 and another one having a FSB of 166 and multiplier of 8. Both processors were listed as having FSB of 1333 so I get the basic math, but I don't understand exactly what it is that has the smaller FSB. Could someone explain that? Also, is read somewhere else that someone was trying to raise the FSB from 166 to 200 to overclock, is that the way that a CPU is overclocked or can you also overclock somehow by just increasing the processing speed? One other question, is that FSB the speed between the CPU and cache or motherboard? Thank you.