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So I read in a magazine that some people have obtained unlocked multipliers on any processor. The way they did this (according to the rumor) is as follows:

1.) Insert a CPU with your desired mult (FX series with the unlocked mult, in this case)
2.) Remove the CPU and replace it without clearing the CMOS
3.) When you go into the BIOS, the mult may still be unlocked

So, I don't just have an FX-55 sitting around. However, would it be possible to transfer the 10x Mult of my 3200+ to my Opty 165? That sure would make for a lot easier OC.

Or is this just an April Fool's joke or a stupid out-of-hand rumor?

Thanks,
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Out of hand rumor.
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No dont think so.
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He lol, thats funny.
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That'd be nice... I read it in Maximum PC, so I figured it would be accurate, thanks though.

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post #7 of 9
I've heard it worked but I don't know what board was used. I've seen some posts about it in here where somebody had a 12 multi on a 11 multi CPU. Your more than welcome to try it, just get the system all set up and switch out the CPU for the other. Maybe you'll get lucky and it'll keep the 10 multi.
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it's all about the CPU. The CPU doesn't know *** the CMOS is. If the multi goes higher than the CPU can do..nothing will happen.
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post #9 of 9
Yes and no that is do-able. On my setup, I dropped in my mobile chip and then took it out and put my old XP 3200+ in there and when I went into the BIOS, I was still able to access all of the multis. Whether or not this is fully replicable, I have no idea.
    
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