[linux-audio-user] CPU clock - beware

tim hall tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Fri Jul 23 12:08:34 EDT 2004

Hmm, another very useful thread. It prompted me to have a look at my BIOS, 
which I'm generally a bit nervous about looking at too closely.

I'm using an AOpen MX3W motherboard with a Celeron Coppermine 600MHz 
processor. I wondered if the CPU speed was set rather low at 66.8 x 3.5, so I 
upped the multiplier to 8 (max) to bring the result to 566, which I think 
works with having an FSB of 100MHz. My system seems perfectly happy so far, 
in fact I'd almost swear it was running cooler, but I've not checked. I don't 
think the increase in speed of the delivery of graphics to the screen is my 
imagination. Sorry, that's a bit of a fluffy explanation. If I'm obviously 
heading for trouble here, I'd appreciate the warning.

In any case thanks for the discussion. From here, I think with a faster Hard 
Drive and some more memory I'm going to feel like I've got a whole new 

Thanks again.

tim hall

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