Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Domo-Kun, Jan 6, 2003.
What do it mean?
Running it faster than it's rated for.
processor runs at clock speed
clock speed is made up of front side bus and multiplier
front side bus is the width of the channel that info will have to be commuted into it with.
multiplier is the amount of info that is brought to it
1300 MHZ would normally have a 13 multiplier and 100 MHZ FSB
if you increase the FSB to 133 then that would change the clock speed to 1729 (if memory serves correctly)
change the multiplier to 14 and it ups to 1400.
so to what extent can you keep increasing the multiplier?
till it doesnt run reliably
Until it becomes too hot really.
Heat isn't always the limiting factor. For example if you took a 386 or something and cooled it with a peltier or something like that I bet you could keep it cool almost indefinitely no matter what clock speed you're running at, but at some point it'd not work. So there's something else going on in there (in addition to heat) too.
Till the tiny little men inside it can't run any faster