AMD locking the multipliers of his Bartons

Posted on Sunday, Nov 09 2003 @ 23:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to posts on AMD his forums some of the Bartons like the Athlon XP 2500+ dated week 39 and later have multipliers locked. Some people have tried unlocking them but it won't work.
On a Dutch overclocking forum, we have also spotted several locked Bartons, all of them were in the list above. Sad that AMD did this. Some people have tried to unlock them(pinmod), but that didn't work. It really is too bad, since overclocking beyond 2,5Ghz is kinda hard with a fixed multiplier of 11
locked
AQFZA 0341 XPMW
AQXCA 0340
AQXFA 0339
AQXFA 0334
AQYFA 0342
AQZEA 0341 (?)
AQZFA 0342 UPMW
AQZFA 0339 UPMW
And possible more


unlocked
AQZEA 0339 UPMW
AQZEA 0334
AQZFA 0340
And everything before week 39
A photo of a locked one can be found here

The reason why AMD did this is most likely not because they hate overclockers, but because of fraud by vendors who sell Athlon XP 2500+ processors as 3200+ ones.

Source: Tweakers (Dutch


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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