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Thread: Athlon 1200




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    Dumb Question

    are athlon 1200`s multiplier locked and if so do I have to do the dodgey sounding thing with a pencil to unlock it

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    Most were unlocked but some of them did get the bridges cut at the factory. If it is locked, then you have to connect the bridges in some way. Whether you use the pencil method or something more permanent, this will be the only way to get the ability to adjust the clock multiplier of the processor.
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    They're the bridges marked "L1". ;)

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    As you have probally guesed by now this is my first attempt at this so here`s another question for you

    Can I tell if it is unlocked or not without pulling off the heatsink, dose this depend on my MB and bios?

    PS I appreciate the help:confused:

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    Sorry but you'll have to remove that. :smokin:

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    Maybe this will help explain what we're talking about...

    This is a locked processor. It has a small break between the dots along the top and bottom row marked "L1"
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    This is a permanently unlocked processor. It has been soldered along these same bridges to allow for multiplier manipulation. :)
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    I was reading somewhere today that the "pencil" method is prone not to work
    Do you know if this is correct. I also read that you can use silver laquer to get a better result

    have you had any experiance with this?

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    The pencil trick can fail if not done properly but conductive silver lacquer is better. Tape off one bridge at at time (to avoid cross circuits) and use a fine sowing needle or pin the apply the lacquer with. ;)
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    Cheers
    Will give this a go on monday when I can get to a shop and purchace some laquer
    I live in New Zealand we have Dick Smith shops that most eletrical supplies come from.
    Is this a common product that is readily available or will it have to come from a specialised shop:wave:

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