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Any hope for extra cache on Thorton 0339?

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McGurk

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I got a 2200 Thorton a few days ago but it is one made week 39. I understand that you can not use the the L2 to unlock the Extra 256K cache. Any suggestions other than increase FSB for speed increase. I ran a 12 hour max temp burn-in at standard FSB and it settled around 47 degrees Celcius so I think it has room for extra speed.
I am waiting for a new MB and the old ECS I have will not let me change the FSB to anything other than standard 133 or 166.

Suggestions would be welcome.
 

c627627

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Is your CPU multiplier locked?

Can you post any different multiplier?

If no, FSB is your only overclocking option, which means that with your 13.5 locked multiplier for 2200+, you're limited to maybe mid 150s FSB or so... (sorry)
 
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McGurk

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c627627 said:
Is your CPU multiplier locked?

Can you post any different multiplier?
Thanks for fast response. I have a crummy Elite K7S5A Pro (Sis735 Chip set) that has not provision for changing multiplier in the BIOS.
I just googled and saw that someone made a BIOS hack that will allow some OC so I will try to do this and report back.
Hopefully I can change the FSB a bit with a newer BIOS. Currently it thinks it's a Duron.



Thanks again
 
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McGurk

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Flashed with a hacked BIOS and was able to set FSB to 150. I ran a stress testt for 8 hours, with no problems. Strangely the temperature fell a few degrees from the 133 FSB.

Anyway if anyone figures out how to activate the extra 256K cache on > week 39 Thortons Please post.

McGurk