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IS THE T9600 MOBILE CPU COMPATIBLE WITH PM965 CHIPSET?

by windows7linux / December 1, 2009 8:43 AM PST

Hello, I was recently thinking of getting an intel T9600 2.8GHz mobile cpu for my msi gx600(PM965 CHIPSET.)My current cpu is the intel T8300 2.4ghz. I know that my chipset is only compatible with cpus with 800mhz FSB, and the T9600 has 1066mhz FSB. Everyone says that the motherboard should downscale the FSB to 800mhz, and I have read on intel forms that the T9600 WILL fit and work in a PM965 CHIPSET. Will I notice any decreases in GHz speed because of FSB downscaling, or will the it stay at the default 2.8Ghz?

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2009 10:04 AM PST
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the t9600 will run slower
by ramarc / December 1, 2009 10:28 AM PST

the speed at which your cpu runs is based on a multiplier of the fsb speed. if you reduce the fsb, the cpu speed is also reduced.

800mhz is 25% slower than 1066mhz so your 2.8ghz cpu will run at 2.1ghz.

2.8ghz * (800mhz / 1066mhz) = 2.1ghz

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