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Processor FSB I can put a processor Intel P4 2.800Mhz at 800Mhz FSB on a motherboard at 533/400Mhz FSB. The processor do not lose speed?

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No, the proc will lose speed. the FSB is a part of the equation that determines the processors speed. A lower FSB speed will mean reduced performance.

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MicroStar International (Inc) Support > 865PE Neo2-P Platinum Edition (MSI MS-6728) Main Support page,

Click on Specification
(Overview / Specification / Download / Support / etc)

CPU (Processor) Support;

1) Intel Pentium 4 processors that have;

A) Use a Socket 478 processor socket,

B) Northwood Core, or Prescott Core

C) Front Side Bus (FSB) of 400MegaHertz (400MHz) for Intel Pentium 4 processors that are based on the Northwood Core.

D) FSB support of either 533MHz, or 800MHz, for Intel Pentium 4 processors based on the Prescott Core.

Processors that have an 800MHz FSB can be used, that have UP TO a 3.6GHz frequency rate. ('Speed')
Indication that higher 'speeds' can be supported. (Overclocking?)

Now let's look at Intel Pentium 4 processors, that are based on the Northwood Core, and fit a Socket 478 processor socket,

(Front Side Bus = FSB
The M/Ts listing means MegaTransfers per Second.
Believed to be a more accurate method of stating the FSB, than MHz.

Mega = 1 Million
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second. Was named after a man with the last name Hertz.
Example; 400MHz = 400 Million Cycles per Second )

Intel Pentium 4 processors based on the Prescott Core, and utilizing the Socket 478 processor socket,

sSpec Number will be on the processor, as well as the Part Number.

Scroll down for photos.

CPU support can be attested to looking at the specs for the motherboard chipset, on your motherboard.

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 865PE chipset.
Intel 82865PE northbridge chip, and an Intel ICH5 southbridge chip.

Scroll down to 865PE in the left column.

The part number on the Intel ICH5 southbridge chip, is Intel 82801EB,

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

HIGH-speed graphics is the AGP technology, or PCI Express technology.

Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high-speed graphics,

The Slower capabilities of a computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.

If this is a question of what CPU is on your motherboard at present, and the motherboard is in a working computer, suggest use the free tiny program CPU-Z from,

Need to know how to download, install, and use CPU-Z, post back in a Comment.


Nov 11, 2012 | Micro Scooter MS-6728 Micro Microstar Msi...

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I have use intel d102ggc2 motherboard and it support 2gb ddr2 667mhz why?

The motherboard supports an Intel processor, with Up To, an 800MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (800MHz FSB)

Ram memory typically operates at half of the Processor's,
FSB frequency rate. ('Speed')

If you have a Processor with an 800MHz FSB, typically you would want ram memory that operates at 400MHz.

Ram memory at 533MHz is pushing it. Still operates at 533MegaHertz, though.

[Mega = Approximately 1 Million

Hertz stands for Cycles per Second. Named after a man with the last name of Hertz.

Frequency rate is proper speak.
'Speed' is slang brought out by Intel advertising, so everyone could understand better.
'Speed' = Frequency Rate.

DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz?
Means it can operate, UP TO ,a frequency rate of 667 Million Cycles per Second ]

I'll bet your DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz, is clocked down.
Bet it isn't running at 667MHz. More like 533MHz.

Have you used CPU-Z to find out? (Free)

Need help downloading, installing, or using CPU-Z, post in a Comment.
Also will explain what you are looking at.


Jul 04, 2012 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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You know 'Upgradation' is not a word, right? lol!

How about Upgrade ability?

The Intel D101GGC motherboard has a Front Side Bus MAXIMUM frequency rate of 800MegaHertz. (FSB max rate is 800MHz)

Therefore, it depends on the PROCESSOR that is being used, as to what frequency rate of Ram Memory that can be used.

[ Excuse me. Frequency Rate = 'Speed'. The layman's term ]

Ram Memory typically operates at HALF of the frequency rate, of the FRONT SIDE BUS for the Processor.

Have a Processor that has a maximum FSB frequency rate of 800MHz?
You can use Ram Memory that operates at a frequency rate of 400MHz, or 333MHz. (Do recommend using PC3200, however)

Have a Processor that has a Maximum frequency rate of 533MHz?
You can use DDR Sdram at 333MHz. (PC2700)

The Intel D101GGC uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
DDR Sdram at 333MegaHertz = PC2700
DDR Sdram at 400MHz = PC3200

There are TWO ram memory expansion slots.
The MAXIMUM for EACH ram memory slot is 1GigaByte. (1GB)
The Maximum TOTAL Amount for the motherboard is 2GB.

ALWAYS make SURE you have a ram memory module ('Stick'), in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
A Processor reads Slot 1 first. If there is no ram memory in Slot 1, the computer will not work.

How to know what the FSB is of the processor, you have currently installed?
I suggest using the free CPU-Z,

The above link shows the default screen for CPU-Z. The screen that automatically comes up when you open CPU-Z.

There are tabs across the top that you click on, to get other information. (Caches, Mainboard, Memory, SPD, Graphics, About)
More on this in a moment.

Let's look at the Processor example shown.

1) Name: Intel Core i7 860
It is an Intel Core i7 processor, and the model number is 860,

2) Code Name: Lynnfield
Based on the Lynnfield technology, and the 45nm architecture.
(nm stands for NanoMeter. One billionth of a Meter)

3) Package: Socket 1156 LGA
Uses an LGA1156 processor socket,

4) Technology: 45nm (Already stated by looking at the Wikipedia link)

5) Core Voltage: 1.216 V
Looking at the Wikipedia link, you can see this processor's voltage range is 0.65 to 1.4 Volts.
Or stated as 0.650 to 1.400 Volts. It is -> DC Voltage.

The 1.216 Voltage stated, is what that Processor is using now.
It is real time information.

6) Specification: Intel (Registered trademark) Core (TradeMark) i7 CPU.

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply -> Processor, for short.

8) 860 = Intel Model Number
@2.80GHz stands for 2.80GigaHertz. The MAXIMUM frequency rate that the processor is designed to operate at.

9) Family, Model, Stepping, Ext.Family, Ext.Model, and Revision, are Intel technology factors, for this processor.
What Family of Processors it was developed from, what Model design, what stepping it uses, what Revision of design, and etc.

10) Instruction: The Instruction Sets, or instruction set architecture, it uses.
The basic MMX, and SSE, and variations of the SSE instruction sets, and further development of Instruction Sets through the years.

11) Forget about the Cache column. What you are concerned with is under the Clocks (Core#0) subheading.

I just stated the above, so you might have a better understanding, of what you are looking at.
(Also it may spark something inside you, to join a Research and Development team, and design future computer technology. Who knows, right? )

12) Core Speed:
Again with the 'Speed'. It is Frequency Rate.
This is the maximum 'speed' that the Processor will operate at.
(Maximum frequency rate)

When you have CPU-Z going, you can watch this frequency rate, change. It is showing Real Time information. AS IT HAPPENS.

13) Multiplier: The multiplier times the internal clock 'speed', of the Processor.

Forget about the information shown. It is for an Intel Core i7 processor, and this processor operates on a much different technology, than the Intel processor in your computer.

What you are concerned with is shown in the box, to the right of -
Bus Speed.

A) If you have a Processor with a 533MHz FSB, the number shown will be 133.2
Because Intel processors are 'Quad Pumped'
133.2 times 4 = 532.8
This is rounded up to 533, or 533MHz.

If you have an Intel processor with a Front Side Bus of 800MHz, the number in the box will be 200.6
200MHz (Rounded down)

Processor with an 800MHz FSB? Use PC3200.
(DDR Sdram at 400MHz)

Processor with a 533MHz FSB? Use PC2700.
(DDR Sdram at 333MHz)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

[ Need to know how to download, install, and use CPU-Z? Post in a Comment.
You can also just post what you see on CPU-Z, and I will tell you what you are looking at.

Clicking on the Caches tab, gives you information on the Processor cache.

Clicking on the Mainboard tab tells you about your Motherboard.

Clicking on the Memory tab, gives you basic information on your Ram Memory.

Clicking on the SPD tab, gives you detailed information about your Ram Memory, AND each ram memory module.

Clicking on the Graphics tab, gives you information on your graphics chipset. Integrated on the motherboard, or on a graphics card.

Clicking on the About tab, gives you information about CPU-Z.

Jun 25, 2012 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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Upgrade d33006 mobo

That isn't the model number of the motherboard.

It is on the motherboard usually towards the middle, on a GigaByte.

Starts with GA- and letter/numbers.

Usually in the middle of the motherboard, but may be on one edge, or in-between expansion slots, such as the white long PCI slots.

If you cannot find it, and the motherboard is operational, and the computer is internet ready, use Belarc Advisor for free,

When you find it use the Gigabyte CPU Support List,

[ I personally would use CPU-Z. MUCH more detailed info.

You need to know;

A) What processor socket is on the motherboard?

B) What motherboard chipset?

C) What BIOS version, and date, would help.

1) Processor socket:
No brainer. The processor has to fit in the processor socket, and the processor socket must support THAT processor.

[ Power, Signal, and Ground socket holes, must match up to the Power, Signal, and Ground, contact pins of the Processor.
Or other way around if the processor socket has the contact pins ]

2) Motherboard chipset:

I'm just guessing this isn't a motherboard that supports Intel Core i processors. Therefore the motherboard chipset has a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

[ AGP and PCI-Express are High-speed graphics technology.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Integrated graphics is Not high-speed graphics either ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.

A) IDE devices
B) SATA devices
D) Ethernet
E) Audio (Sound)

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Let's use an example of an Intel motherboard chipset. An Intel 945GC,

Here we see the Processors supported in the chart. We also see the Front Side Bus support. (FSB)
It's 800MegaHertz. (800MHz)

You also see the Process Support. 65nm
(nm stands for NanoMeter. One billionth of a meter )

Let's say I wanted to use the best Processor, that this motherboard chipset will support.

That would be an Intel Core2 Duo that is based on the 65nm architecture, and has an 800MHz FSB.

I would then look at a chart for the processor that is currently being used, and see what it's Voltage Range is.

From the above information, I would know that if the processor I want to use, has the same voltage range.

1) Fits the Processor socket

2) Has same Process Support. (nm architecture)

3) Has no more than an 800MHz FSB.

4) Falls within the same voltage range as the current processor being used ]

Awaiting motherboard model number. Post back in a Comment.


May 06, 2012 | Motherboards

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I have a 512 DDR2 (533 FSB) RAM in one of my slot in Intel D102GGC2 Mother board,can i put a 2 GB DDR2 ram in another slot.If yes then What FSB will match and what is the maximum capacity of ram per slot?

This motherboard will support maximum 2 GB of total system memory. so configuration is should be 1GB + 1GB or one 2GB in one slot. If you attempt to install 2GB + 512MB, this is unsupported. but you can try if might the system can read it or not. there is no serious problem for installing memory exceed than maximum system memory...
Memory supported is DDR2 533 Mhz and DDR2 400 MHz...(sometimes on the market DDR2 533 will described as module name PC2-4200 and DDR2 400 as PC2 3200)

Aug 10, 2011 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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I need the manual for the Abit TH7 raid motherboard to match the 1.4G intel Pentium 4 processor

The old Abit TH7 RAID mobo, ay?

The Socket 478 motherboard uses an Intel 82850 Northbridge chip, and Intel 82801BA Southbridge chip, for the motherboard chipset.
(ICH2 is 82801BA)

(Intel's term for their Northbridge chip is MCH. Memory Controller Hub,

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities.

The Northbridge chip handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.
AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics.

{The Abit TH7 RAID mobo has an Accelerated Graphics Port expansion slot, for a graphics card. AGP)

A graphics (Video) card inserted into a PCI expansion slot, or Integrated Graphics,
is Not high-speed graphics.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics.
On the motherBoard )

As you can see in the chart on Wikipedia the FSB support for the Intel 850 chipset (Intel 82850) is 400MHz.

In conclusion, you know now that you can use an Intel Pentium 4 processor,
A) That fits in a Socket 478 processor socket,

B) Has a maximum Front Side Bus frequency rate ('Speed') of 400MegaHertz. (FSB 400MHz)

Here is a link to the Motherboard Manual (PDF file format),

Scroll about three-quarters down the page, until you come the heading in the left column -

Left-click on Download to the right.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Jul 02, 2011 | Abit TH7-RAID Motherboard

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I have an Ms-7037 motherboard. I want to change

You cannot change the FSB to 800 , the board is made to take certain FSB's and processors are made with certain fsb speeds (Mainly 533mhz , 800mhz , 1066mhz etc)

These speeds cannot be changed . You have to buy a new processor and a new board to get the faster speed FSB !

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Jul 02, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Need a new processor

Select Tech Specs:

Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T7400 (2.16GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) You can order the processor from Dell sales and then take it to a local computer shop like Fry's. And they can can install it for a good price. I normally would not recommend replacing a laptop processor unless you have done it previously several times.

Apr 29, 2009 | Motherboards

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This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in LGA775 package. With 800MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache, Hyper-Threading Technology and core-speeds up to 3.6GHz and beyond, Intel's LGA775 Pentium 4 is one of the fastest desktop processors to date.
make sure your cpu has a 800mhz fsb

Dec 22, 2008 | ASUS P5P800-MX Motherboard

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U have to find the motherbord's manual !!!! U will find there all u need. But most probably u won;t be able to put those processors (the speed diferences are too big, even if they are of the same slot type)

Jan 14, 2008 | Soltek SL-65KV2-T Motherboard

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