isn't always fastest
there's one thing that the Speedy3D team understand all to well,
it's that fast doesn't always mean fastest. AMD have in the
past been limited because their CPUs ran @ 200Mhz (Dual 100Mhz)
FSB, but only for a small portion of the board. The rest of
the system was thus forced into a limited 100Mhz state as overclocking
the bus would mean the DDR 100Mhz (200Mhz) would double up and
cause problems with the CPU.
face it, 200Mhz is pushing it but go any faster and stability
instantly becomes a very real issue, even with a tiny 1Mhz push
you might see the odd problem, such is the thin thread that
Athlons tend to hang by. This raises the question, what's the
point in a 133Mhz FSB if you can't use it? We've had Slot-A
Asus boards (K7M) before that could be clocked to 150Mhz, yet
we could never take advantage of that above 105Mhz FSB.
good news is that the 133Mhz BUS in the KX Via design is a lot
more stable than crude board manipulations of the past. The
whole board is based around 133Mhz and that includes memory,
CPU and the AGP port. So the fact remains that you're not likely
to make full use of the 133FSB just yet, but that doesn't mean
to say it won't work.
If you own a higher end CPU like a 700Mhz then you could use
one of the Overclocking boards (FreeSpeedPro) to underclock
the Mhz and then overclock the FSB to 133Mhz until you get the
right Speed for your CPU showing up on boot. This will dramatically
increase your systems performance levels and shouldn't require
any change to the voltage.