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    AMD covering the L1 bridge points with acrylic??!!


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    do you have to post this in every forum?

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    Nope, just two.
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    This brings out a few things. AMD is really trying to make it difficult to unlock for a few reasons. They are either pissed off with returns and are marking the bridges with a non-cunductive marking paint so they can tell under, say, UV light if it has been removed. It could also be that they have a new stepping that is clocking higher. If the economy picks up a bit they can keep the higher speed ones at more of a premium without too much remarking to save money.

    I really don't see the big deal. If this link is true, then you just fill in the cavity, let it dry, then take a drumel with a fine sanding disk and sand it down to the contacts. Then take out the pencil (or what ever else you want to use) and reconnect the points.

    The big think I see is that you are better off just upping the bus speeds. Going from 1.4Ghz to 1.6Ghz requires 152MHz. Most systems will easily do this now a-days. Now if they get a new stepping that is hitting 1.7-1.8Ghz reliably, then you will need to start with a faster chip. If they keep the prices low, then will likely be able to get a 1.47Ghz pretty cheap after their next price drop coming next week (I think). A 1.47 will do about 1.7Ghz at 154Mhz bus speed.This is still pretty easy for most systems.

    I am getting a AthlonXP 1600+ and a KT266A board and shooting for the 152Mhz. That is only a 14% bus overclock. I am using a 12% bus overclock and all my part handle it fine. The extra performance for the higher bus speeds is nice. I just wish that the KT266 had the multipliers to support a 166/333MHz bus and 200/400Mhz bus like the ALi chipset does. Of coarse the ALi chipset still sucks and this version will likely not be out until early next year anyways.

    Of coarse the model 1900+ made a showing on Pricewatch. If this is true, then we just might see a new stepping hitting the market very soon. 1.6Ghz (1900+) is pretty good and 1.66Ghz (2000+) will likely be released eary first quarter. This is ve3ry good since the original Athlon MP 1.2Ghz had trouble hitting 1.3-1.4Ghz and thing were looking very bad, but now some are hitting as high as 1.9Ghz (most will do 1.6-1.7 though).

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    If AMD really wanted to thwart overclocking, bury the bridges.

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    Well Tom' Hardware in Germany has an article on unlocking. He says the resistance of pencil lead is too much to work. You must use something more conductive. He didn't have to remove any covering, but did have to fill in the pits. He used Super Glue, I think (the translater called it second adhesive). I think if I was going to use conductive ink, I'd just tape over the pits.

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