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Better than a 1600 AGOIA???

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RoadWarrior

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Maybe this should be in cyber deals, but these might be on sale elsewhere.

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AHL1200AHT3B

Take a close look at that. It's a Palomino core. Also look at the stepping, it's an AGNGA I think, or something close to that and that stepping was the early XP2000 and 2100 stepping if I recall correctly. Dunno how much impact it being on a ceramic base will have on oc'ability, but I'd say it would be a fair goer and some chips touching 1800+ would not in my opinion be an unreasonable expectation on standard voltage instead of the rated 1.55. That would be an awesome 66% overclock.

Now this is an experimenters proposition at the moment, there may be something about these chips that stops them working in standard boards. I was going to keep quiet about them in case I came up with the spare cash to get one. But I figured I might not get round to it anyway, so would post a heads up for you guys.

regards,

Road Warrior
 

bobt17

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hmm if that works in normal boards it sure looks like it would do good and hey it would probly be as eazy as connect the dots to unlock it since its on a ceramic base
 

residentevil2

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no its an athlon 1.2ghz 200fsb 1.55vcore

my brother has one in his computer its a nice chip and i havent tried overclocking it. snice he wont let me but i think it might get to 1.4 1.5 ghz easily.

this is the older versions of a palamino and i wouldnt by it for $50 when u can get a 1600+ for the same price.
 

OC Detective

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Ah OK - I knew the mobile processors had a lower Vcore than standard - I guess they must be even lower than 1.55v. Plus I just noticed in the ad it says desktop processor - doh!
 
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RoadWarrior

RoadWarrior

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I believe the core was intended for a mobile chip, why they put them in a socket format I have no idea, AMD is wierd like that, the same thing happened with the K6-2+ and 3+ and those are awesome overclockers.

I don't think it's really all that early a pally, AGNGA didn't appear until some time after the release of the 1900 I think. Earlier than AGOIA true, but this one is cherry picked for operation at low voltage with low heat output.

Looks like the pencil trick will work on it, or at least you won't have to fill pits. There's a full bridge guide around somewhere so pencilling in core voltage bridges should be easy to figure if necessary.

well make of it what you will. Maybe waiting will see the price drop, they may get a lot of returns from people with 200fsb boards expecting it to work (without knowing to flash the BIOS for XP support)

Road Warrior
 

juliendogg

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wow, this is something i'd like to see, wish i had the extra $ laying around. a pally core 1.2 ghz @ 1.55v?? be cool to slap a waterblock on that chip crank up the volts and see where it goes!