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post #21 of 31
thats cool, i am sure they have something like that but ive just never scene any proof is all, i know a while back yiffie griffie was looking into some thing with the resisters on the cpu along with a couple of other people but i dont think it panned out as you may guess
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damn...isnt it really inefficient to laser cut each and every CPU?
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I think mine is locked... I can do 10x and 11x multis... but no lower... It's awkward....
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they used to use a laser cut on the chips to enable and disable certian fuctions and set the processor multi but im not sure how they do it these days
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off to try my theory if i dont come back...you know whats up
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If the AMD 64 is not an FX line, it did not prove itself in testing, hence the locking of the upper multipliers. FX's proved themselves, and are left as is.

I can't locate any hardcore information regarding the locking, whether it is software or hardware locked. I am assuming it is hardware locked like the XP line.
Wait, that should only apply to the single core A64's with 1MB of L2, correct?
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off to try my theory if i dont come back...you know whats up
lmao, crazy scientist on a rampage

for some reason i feel sorry for his cpu
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you got the magic stick foo... i wish i could do 11x i could have 3.2ghz lol
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post #29 of 31
man with your board i would imagind your limited by cpu anyways
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post #30 of 31
my cpu has 12x multi =D. I think even if they cut the cpu's with lazers to lock them, may be inefficient, but people still buy those. Then the serious OCers go and get higher unlocked CPU's which cost a lot more. Works out better for AMD probably in the end or they wouldn't do it.
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