Obiwan stuurde een link naar een nieuw artikel van Tom: "Tom legt in dit artikel duidelijk uit hoe je zelf, zonder te moeten solderen, de Athlon processor kunt overklokken. Dit gaat met behulp van de 'Goldfinger' en een printplaatje wat hierop wordt aangesloten... COOL!":
As you might remember from the first Athlon-Overclocking article, there is a tough way to change the clock speed of Athlon and there's a much easier way as well. I decided to describe the tough way first, so that AMD wouldn't get mad at me and so that AMD's business wouldn't get damaged even more than it is by the ridiculous, but currently improving, Athlon-motherboard situation. Altering Athlon's core speed by soldering and de-soldering several SMD-resistors on Athlon's, normally covered, PCB is a difficult job and thus only very few people have tried it. Back in the article, where I described this procedure, I told you about an easier way of overclocking Athlon and promised to finally disclose the details of it. Now I can see that it really is about time to fulfil my promise, because several publications popped up in the last few days using either home made or semi-home made hardware for Athlon-overclocking.
We are currently working on a PCB-layout that we will publish as soon as possible and some other workaround that might not even require a complete OC-card. This will also be published as soon as we could make sure that it works.
Tom weet bovendien te vertellen dat de L2 cache divider van de Athlon ook via software (BIOS) verandert kan worden!