Many modern motherboards have a CPU multiplier setting and so does mine. Now let’s take my FSB800, 2.00GHz CPU, the E2180. Normally this CPU runs at 10x200MHz=2000MHz per Core. Now the real, physical FSB clocking of 200MHzQDR in this and similar CPU models is hardwired in the CPU as I learned in another thread this forum.
So since the actual CPU FSB is hardwired, is any clock in the whole PC over-clocked at all if I set my CPU to 6x333MHz=2000MHz? Note that in my question the 2000MHz stays the default CPU clock. Only the FSB is raised from 200MHz to 333MHz. As I understand it, the CPU then still works at FSB800, because it’s hardwired to FSB800. If the Board can even run FSB1600 CPUs officially, then is there any clock over-clocked at all? (PCIE is fixed to 100MHz of course.)
You know actually I’m a non-overclocker, and I would leave my settings like this only if that settings does not overclock a single clock in my whole system. The reason why I think that nothing’s overclocked with that settings is a real mystery: My idle Tcase temp went down from 30Â°C to 25Â°C and my idle Tjunction temps went down from 25Â°C to 23Â°C! It’s completely not logical to me. Does anybody have an explanation for this as well?
Many thanks for reading my questions.