Unlocking Locked Athlons:
The gang at Overclockers Russia have posted a rather ingenious way to unlock those Athlon processors that are locked. By simply changing the L6 bridge configuration they tricked the mainboard into identifying the processor as a Mobile Athlon XP thereby allowing the multiplier to be changed. I haven’t tried this one out yet personally, but this certainly does seem like a possible workaround. Overclockers.Ru has a small graphic that outlines the L6 bridge changes that need to be made, grab a translator if you want to read the whole article.