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What does the "+" mean 300-800+ Mhz on motherboards

Old 03-12-01, 08:44 PM
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I am about to buy a new computer and I don't understand one thing about motherboards.
A lot of them will say 300-800+ Mhz in terms of the CPU speed that they can accept.
Does that mean you can put a CPU higher than 800 in, like 1Ghz? if so, why wouldn't they just call it 300Mhz-1Ghz (or whatever the maximum speed it could accomodate)?
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could be that it's for sure 300-800 now and in the future they will be releasing firmware to enable it to go higher.

or sometimes you are able to go a bit higher. like on my old system, the board said up to 500mhz but i ran a 550mhz on it just fine (never threw in anything higher).

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sometimes they are not sure about the specs on processors at the time- so they have firm specs on p3 up 800 and they believe based on info given to them that the processors up to 1 Ghz will work but the specs are still subject to change so they hedge their bets and say 800+. if intel or Amd cancel the higher processors or make them not compatible they are covered and if they work then you are happy. My P3V4X i believe says 800+ but it works on p3's up to 1 Ghz.

I hope this helps

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