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Could someone please explain what bus/core ratio is?

by Reaper2394 / August 1, 2010 8:10 AM PDT

I am looking into making a custom rig...and I am trying to pick out a processor.

So what exactly is bus/core ratio....what is an ideal bus/core ratio?

Does this matter when purchasing a cpu...or should I just ignore it?

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There isn't one
by Jimmy Greystone / August 1, 2010 8:14 AM PDT

There isn't one, because all cores share a single bus in and out of the CPU, and only one of them can be sending/receiving data at a time. So it's kind of a meaningless figure to calculate.

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Re Bus/core ratio.... aka CPU multiplier....
by Papa Echo / August 1, 2010 9:51 AM PDT

A google search produces lots of information...

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Just buy the pre-assembled one. You will save lots of money.
by LucJPatenaude / August 1, 2010 10:49 PM PDT

If you have 1,000$ to spend, spend it wisely.

A good package will include a good widescreen monitor for that much money.

Quad core with a mainboard of about 5,000+ in Mhz for its F.S.B. and, about 4 to 8Gb of RAM will do the trick. The rest of the peripherals are of standard issue and, will, not have any compatibility issues with both the O.S. and the Bios of its mainboard. In the future, flashing the Bios will eradicate a lot of headaches and upgrading stress.

Enjoy your new machine. Wink

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