I found a motherboard which has this spec: FSB 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

A CPU with these specs:

Hyper-Transport Support: Yes
L1 Cache: 64KB+64KB
L2 Cache: 1MB
Multi-Core: Single-Core
Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz

So the FSB runs at 1Ghz and the processor is capable of running at 2.2Ghz. But how does this hyper transport fit in to the picture? What is 2000 MT/s?
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on Aug 20, 2006
on Aug 20, 2006
Hyper Transport ....is a bus for carrying people who really should be on Prozac ....
on Aug 20, 2006
I was trying to add to my first post, and WC kicked me off.

The 2000 MT/S is mostly a marketing term. They take the FSB speed (1Ghz in this case) and double it to represent data being transported at 1Ghz in both directions, thus 2000.
on Aug 20, 2006
I saw that link tjesterb. It is why I posted this question here. So someone would explain it in a way I could understand

So if the mobo runs at 1Gb with hyper transport is that cpu wasted on that board?
on Aug 21, 2006
Hyper Transport ....is a bus for carrying people who really should be on Prozac ...


Or the cab I got the other day....driver in dire need of Prozac was constantly fidgeting, tapping the steering wheel, adjusting the air con and changing radio stations, not to mention vigorously waving at people he recognised along the way.....

Did he see much of the road/traffic around us...don't think so. Talk about trembling with fear, I now have two severely bruised kneecaps....and when I got home a change of underwear was in order.
on Aug 21, 2006
So if the mobo runs at 1Gb with hyper transport is that cpu wasted on that board?


No. The 2000 MT/s equates to a FSB of 1000Mhz, or 1Ghz for the CPU. That matches with the 1Ghz FSB on the mobo. The 2.2Ghz rating on the CPU is its internal clock speed rating, whereas the FSB rating is the speed at which the mobo communicates with the CPU and other attached components.

I'm sure yrag, or someone else can probably explain it better, but the short answer is that the CPU and mobo you are looking at should work together, at least based on the FSB/Hypertransport ratings.

people who really should be on Prozac


On a related note, I keep trying to watch "Prozac Nation" but I never get past the opening scene.....
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