CPU multiplier

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CPU multiplier

Also called the "clock ratio," it is the speed ratio between the computer's frontside bus (FSB) and the CPU. For example, a 10x CPU multiplier runs the CPU at 10 times the speed of the FSB. The CPU multiplier is changed in the BIOS setup. See overclock and multiplier lock.
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