free up l2 cache on athlon xp

  Magic Hobo 22:06 03 Aug 2005

I saw on a website that some Athlon Xp cpus codenamed 'thorton' could 'enable' 256k of l2 cache just by 'locking up' the level 2 bridges. How do you lock up the level 2 bridges please?

  Magic Hobo 11:07 04 Aug 2005


  vinnyT 11:41 04 Aug 2005

Take a look at this article on the modfatha webspace, it goes into detail on how to do this (pictures as well).

click here

Hope this helps.

I recommend that you read this, and decide if you really wish to make the alterations, as a mistake could render the cpu useless and invalidate any warrenty. Basically, if you make a mistake you're on your own.

  Magic Hobo 11:41 05 Aug 2005

Just what i was looking for. I wanted to see if i could buy a cheap Athlon XP Model 10 and unlock the level 2 bridges to make it slightly more powerful just as a test.

  vinnyT 13:42 05 Aug 2005


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