Athlon Overclocking Update

We now have a methodology down for overclocking these processors.

It may not prove to be the best or easiest way to do it, but that’s not important at this point. First, you establish you can do it, then you figure out how to make it better.

I’m sure many, if not most of you who have looked at these articles and gone “Yuck! I’m not going to do that.”

Stop for a moment and think what this entails.

It involves:

  1. Soldering a DIP switch onto motherboard contacts.
  2. Cutting traces on the CPU.

If neither of these appeal to you, consider this:

  1. Within a month, there will no need to worry about DIP switches. The KT7, second version of the A7V, the Soyo board, and no
    doubt others will take care of that for you.

  2. If we can’t do any better than cutting traces (and there’s some possibilities out there), I am sure there are going to be people out there more than happy to do the task for you for a fee. With a little practice, this probably will be easier than soldering resistors.

So when it’s time to put together a back-to-school system, it’s likely you’ll be able to buy a motherboard and altered processor for it.

In the meantime, we’re hoping to get our hands on some of this good stuff this weekend and start tinkering.

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