Are the latest Athlon XPs unlocked?

  The Transporter 00:34 02 Jun 2003

I read at

click here

that the new Athlon Thoroughbreds are factory unlocked.

Is this true? as i have not read or heard about it anywhere else.

Thanks for replies.


  The Transporter 12:05 02 Jun 2003

first hand?


  Gaz 25 12:58 02 Jun 2003

No never heard of it.

  MartinT-B 15:29 02 Jun 2003

My 2400 T'bred (OEM) arrived unlocked.

Bought in March

  Rayuk 18:25 02 Jun 2003

Have a read here click here
you then have to have a motherboard that will change the multipliers.
Nforce2 boards are an example with the right bios

  The Transporter 21:00 02 Jun 2003

Are there any others with pre unlocked athlons?

  The Transporter 11:16 04 Jun 2003

Anyone else with anything to add to the above?

  Rayuk 18:09 04 Jun 2003

There are plenty of links regarding overclocking and Athlon cpus here
click here
With the nforce2 boards and the right bios you can chooose lower multipliers and increase your fsb to overclock.
I have the Asus A7N8X deluxe which also allows you to lock the agp and pci so you dont overclock them as well,which could cause problems otherwise

  BillEmm 00:39 05 Jun 2003

If my extremely recent purchase (XP 2600+ 333MHz)is anything to go by, the answer is 'no'. It is very much locked.

  Despicable Desperado 00:48 05 Jun 2003

Could be wrong but the latest XP's are not called T'Bred are they - thought they had the new Barton core and therefore are thoroughly locked.

  BillEmm 01:05 05 Jun 2003

The latest top end cpus are Bartons, which are only T'breds with a larger cache, but I was definatly talking about a true T'bred and most Athlons being sold today are true T'breds.

You are right about Bartons being locked. At least the 3000+ I have in another machine is very definately locked.


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