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Old 03-19-2004, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question AMD 2500+ Overclockers Dream??

Can I be the newbie and ask a few ????'s
Stepping?? what does this mean.
How can you tell if a CPU is unlocked?
Can you overclock any cpu? whether or not it is locked or unlocked?
I am wondering cause i am looking on ebay and don't want to get screwed!!!

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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read microbell's reply:

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Old 03-20-2004, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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vin - i've heard of people doing a "wire trick", this linkl shows one method. I have also seen a very small wire placed in the CPU socket to make the jumper to unlock a CPU.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought that the wire trick didnt work on the newly locked cpu's.
You have to play around with a shiny silver pen filling in bridges dont you?
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that wire trick looks scary... ive been trained in Surface mount and mil spec soldering (although i never was a good at it lol) and even i wouldnt try to do something like that... its not worth wasting your 100+ dollar investment on.
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There was a video on Toms hardware of the fancy barton overclocking. Looks very complicated.
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looks like fun

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