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Topic # 29856 21-Jan-2009 15:39
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if i want to build my own pc and buy all the parts seperatly including the cpu, do i have to set the cpu clock speed before turning the pc on for the first time? clock speed is fsb(which is inside the cpu) multiplied by the clock multiplier(switches on motherboard).
 what happens if i don't set the clock multiplier? will the cpu run at a certain speed programmed in by the manufacturer, or will the bios automatically come up and tell me to set the clock multiplier in there?

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  Reply # 191162 21-Jan-2009 22:40
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back in the old days you had to use a jumper on the motherboard to set the cpu frequency but these days you only need to drop the cpu in and fire up the machine.  All the overclocking is done in the bios now and is usually switched off by default.  by accepting the defaults the cpu will run at its rated speed on your motherboard.  it should be obvious that you should get a cpu that is compatible with the speed of your motherboard...

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  Reply # 191296 22-Jan-2009 13:36
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Any modern motherboard will detect the correct multiplier and FSB for the CPU.

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