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cpu vs buss speed


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#1 blainehof

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:23 PM

So I recently upgraded to an AMD Athlon X4 630 cpu but I installed it on my existing Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (Rev 2.0) motherboard which is an AM2 socket board. I flashed the bios, installed Windows 7 64 bit OS and fired everything up. I noticed on the Gigabyte website that it says that by installing the AM3 cpu on the AM2 Mobo the cpu frequency will not be affected but the buss speed will downgrade from 5200mhz to 2000 mt's. Can someone explain to this user what that might actually mean in terms of performance. Everything works fine but now I'm wondering if I would notice a marked difference in performance if I upgraded my Mobo. Thanks

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

basically the CPU will run perfectly fine, the bus speed controls how fast the CPU comminicates to the rest of the computer. It may affect you a lot if your running a lot of huge apps like graphics editing, big games like crysis etc. In most programs though particulalry the smaller ones you probably wont notice much difference.

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