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Thread: Asus A7N8X w/nVidia chipset unlocks multiplier?




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    I keep reading that the nVidia chipsets unlock the CPU for you. I have the Asus A7N8X and in the BIOS it will let me change the multiplier but when I start it up and run WCPUID it says the multiplier is still 13. When i go back into the bios after restart it does say whatever number I upped it to as being the setting...

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    I don't think this mobo unlocks the multiplier for you, just allows you to change it once it has been unlocked. However, I am not completely sure of this and would like to know the correct answer as well.
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    From what i've managed to read, most motherboards with the nforce2 chipset unlock the multiplier but only if the cpu is a T-bred-b core.

    Get wiggo to answer, he'd probably know the answer!
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    I still don't know the diff between amd cpus so what's a thorough bred b core?

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    Yes the documentation that comes with nForce2 mobos only mentions Thoroughbreds of being able to have their multipliers force changed and I havn't tried a Palamino yet in one to find out for sure. ;)

    The difference between the two core types is easy as Palaminos have their details etched to the core while Thoroughbreds have theirs on a sticker attached to the CPU's base. :)
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    so since mine didn't have a sticker on it means that mine's the palimino or whatever?

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    If you can see well enough between the HSF and the base to see no black sticker near the edge then yes you have a Palamino cored one. :(

    All XP2200+'s and above are Thoroughbreds (though those 2400+ and above are B revisions) but recents purchases of lower speed XP's may find Thoroughbred A and B cores (B's have a squarer lookin' core to the A's very rectangular one). ;)
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    well aiight well sometime soon i might have to just sell this one and invest in a 2200+ or something...

    thanks for the help!

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    what is the difference between the A and B models...aside from the noted speed and shape?
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    ok all 2400xp chips are b cores it use to be there were 2 2200xp chips a and b now you can find b cores in 1700/1800/2100 thats all i have seen so far
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