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need some info from a real hardware master

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New Member
Dec 13, 2001
i know we have to have at least 1 person who can answer this:

What is actually changed on a processor(architecturally) stepping that allows it to scale to higher frequency's?
i am pretty well versed in processor architecture and im looking for a specific technical answer. I know the basic core and layout of the cpu only change when the core is changed(ie tbird to palomino) but what is changed from say an agoia from an agoga?
or whats the diff between a 9 and a y version?

we'll thats it. i eagerly await an answer