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PII Remarking artikel

Tweak it! heeft een artikel over geremarkte PII's. Er zit ook een foto bij van een geremarkte PII met een erg vaag zwart goedje op de PCB dat er wellicht voor zorgt dat de multiplier geunlockt wordt:

he PCB had a modification to it that smacked of foul play, although at this point I was not convinced all was not right. I had seen companies use a similar modification technique before to get the product out the door with out the extra cost of a PCB revision, but I did doubt that Intel would do it.

I compared the specifications of a real Pentium II 450MHz with the one that I held in my hands. Amazingly it had the correct PCB revision, Tag Ram and even the cache chips were rated at 225MHz. Intel's CPU ID program was no help ether, as all of the Deschutes core CPUs report the same family, model and stepping. I started to doubt that it was a remark, but I couldn't get over the little black box attached to the PCB. At this point the only clear path I could think of was to call Intel for confirmation. I didn't cherish this thought as all my previous attempts to gleam information from Intel were like pounding my head against a brick wall.To my surprise though the number provided on their web site for CPU support

was answered promptly by a human who checked the "S-spec" number. Like me she had no luck locating it and escalated my call to a support engineer. After a very brief wait I was talking to someone who should have the answers....not quite so easy. Turned out, he didn't have any more information than I did and would have to foward a request for one of the "Remark Investigators" to contacted me. Four hours later, which is faster then what the tech told me it would take, the Investigator was on the phone. After she asked me some quick questions, she confirmed that it was a remarked CPU. It seems that the "S" number, SL2S8 is the part number of a flash ram chip. The other numbers identify it as a PII 266MHz processor.

Door Femme Taken


03-12-1998 • 20:41

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