ok here an email that i sent to Gigabyte about my mobo. The thing is the model number is GA-8IR533. OK now people should know by now not to trust model number for an indication of product spec. So i looked around the box for an indication and there it was FSB 533. Oh kool i thought!
Now i've checked it out on the website but it says FSB 400. So naturally i was confused. Had i gotten i mobo that was 400 or 533FSB???
So i sent this email to see what it was. Is there any way that i can do anything about it? like get them to replace it or summat?
this is their reply and my email is at the bottom.
The FSB of this motherboard is 400MHz but the board will support up to a 533FSB but will downclock to 400MHz and is also able to be overclocked to something around the figure of 500FBS.
Gigabyte Technical Support Team (U.K.)
Sent: 09 January 2003 15:08
To: [email protected]
Subject: GA-8IR533 Motherboard
I have your GA-8IR533 motherboard. When i looked at your website it indicates that has a FSB of 400 although a label on my box for it says it has a FSB of 533.
The details written on the label are as follows
Model Name: GA-8IR533
Intel 845D/ICH2 ATX
P4 Socket 478 / FSB 533
USB 1.1 / ATA 100
So what i'd like to know is what the true FSB is? Incase i decide to upgrade my processor at a later date.
If there is anyother information like registration number you need to identify my board i would be more than willing to supply it if you could tell where to find it.
I was thinking that maybe there was a typo on your site or you made a revision to the board but didn't update the website details.