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2.0A or 1.8A

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by ralfaford, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. ralfaford

    ralfaford Member

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    Bit confused about which has more overclocking potential. Both at similarly priced and both should perform well. The BD7II will be the testbench so which should I go?

    And are P4 Northwoods really blue?! :confused: :p
     
  2. DirtyPunk_IT

    DirtyPunk_IT Member

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    if you have a good memory stick (like 230mhz stable) go to 1800A with 3:4...
    if you have a mediocre memory stick (like 200-210mhz stable) go to 2000A...
    if you have a poor memory stick (like 170mhz stable) go to 1800A with 1:1..
    if you have a very bad memory stick (like 155mhz stable) do to 2000A 1:1..

    overclock seems similar... think 1800A can do better than 2000A, but it's only a my idea i think...
     
  3. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    get the 1.8A.... i should be able to test my 1.8a on BD7II but need to find a video card first!
     
  4. Doppelganger

    Doppelganger Member

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    Erm wouldn't the 2.0A be better if you dont plan to unclock it? Coz it runs at a 20x100 multiplyer while the 1.8 runs at 18x100 this should mean that you can get more mhz for the same fsb increase with the 2.0A :)
     
  5. Torment

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    NM :)

    My Fault .... Post Removed...
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2002
  6. C4P741N

    C4P741N Member

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    With a P4 (w/ intel based chipset) you want a lower multipler so that you get higher FSBs and better memory bandwidth, etc.

    In summary

    high multiplier = bad
    low multiplier = good
    :D
     

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