If so, how did it work - were there any problems? How much would I gain by running the Duron on a 133 or higher FSB?
Anyone know if closing the L7 bridges, to set core voltage, only affects the voltage during boot or also after boot? Example - can I close bridges to set boot Vcore to 1.85v but run with 1.8v as per the BIOS setting?
Also, the article reccomends using an engraving tool to cut bridges - anyone have a better idea?
Many thanks for any help, Bill
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as long as you're using a board that can change the vcore, yes you can lower it, so that after boot it lowers itself, you're just basically changing the 'default' vcore.
i use a dremel, but sometimes a sharp razor blade works for me, don't recommend it though , and no problems after, longs as everything is joined/cut right, good luck
I closed all the L7 bridges on a Duron 600 to force it to boot at 1.85v, then set the voltage in bios to 1.8 to reach 950, and it works just fine. Gonna be building a T-Bird sys soon and will probably have to work on L6 as well to reach 133+ FSB, but have never tried that yet.
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I had to modify the L6 bridges of my 1.2 Tbird to get it to boot at 133+ FSB.
Before you go cutting traces though, take a good look at the combination your chip has now, and the coding for other combinations, and make sure there isn't a lower default multiplier you can set it to by simply re-connecting traces that are cut. That was the case with my Tbird... I was able to connect cut traces to get a multiplier (not the lowest, but low enough) that would let it boot. You don't need a multiplier of 6, just one low enough.
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What I wanted to do was lower the multiplier and raise the FSB, But this bios only goes down to "default" and up to 12x on the multiplier. Default being 7.5 in this case as what my duron is . bios upgrade is a possibility I suppose. kinda shy of those flash upgrades though. ::chills::
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if it only goes down to default ,then you'll have to alter the other bridges to change the default to 5.5X for 733Mhz, but...well....you CAN overclock! and if that cpu can do a Ghz (7.5X133), well, why not? you can alter the L7 bridges to 1.85V default and get some good cooling and hope she does a Gig!