Spread Spectrum?

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BIOS Bodhisattva
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Great wrote:There is a setting called 'Spread Spectrum' in the BIOS; does anyone know what it means and would I benefit from enabling it?
As I understand it, it introduces some timing variability to help in meeting FCC emission standards (everything isn't running at the same frequency). It won't do your PC's performance any good.
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This setting to enabled and FSB is not fixed to 133MHz (as example) - it moves a little up and down to reduce electromagnetical interferences .
Slows down performance a little and may cause some instabilities .
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I would add, in some circumstances this will improve stability. I've seen BP6 users, who have instability problems when using a big GeForce. Their problems were solved when the spread spectrum was set a notch higher.
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