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post #11 of 31
I talked to my buddy and he was saying he knows a couple guys that were apart of unlocking other AMD's but he said they've found nothing on the 64's yet. Bummer I wana unlock mine
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post #12 of 31
Alot of them are locked using Hardware laser cutting.
post #13 of 31
Too bad! I really wanted a higher multi on my CPU...
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post #14 of 31
on the xp procs they laser cut something on the l1 bridge that locked the processor upwards. you could do a mod though that would unlock it.

you really don't need any multi higher than 11x though unless you really really want to overclock.
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post #15 of 31
I highly doubt AMD will let anyone know how they lock their processors. I would assume that they use some kind of hardware lock on the processors to ensure that the multis don't go above the set multi. They probably wised up from the XP days. What is JTAG?
    
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post #16 of 31
Well it was Before Week 21 on the Athlon chips that there unlocked...However since they are laser cut.
post #17 of 31
I have been told that there is a hardware lock on the core itself. The XP was not setup this way, that's why a simple mod can unlock it.
    
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post #18 of 31
yeah but where did everyone find out they were hard modded, all ive ever heard was "yeah they are lasercut" or "i heard they were laser cut" but ive never scene proof, im not doubting it but still ive never scene any proof of this
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post #19 of 31
Well Ive come across one place with Proof of such things however i cant find it on google at the moment.
post #20 of 31
why is there a black patch at the bottom of the chip?
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