Hot Hardware heeft een artikeltje in elkaar gedraaid over hun Athlon 500 overclocking resultaten met The Outside Loops 'Afterburner' device. Met dit apparaatje is het aanpassen van de multiplier en voltage settings zo gepiept. Resultaat: een Athlon 500 loopt als een zonnetje op 800MHz
Needless to say, you have some headroom for growth here. You can dial in dozens of different Voltages and Frequency selections by simply lining up your ABCs and 123s. It doesn't get any easier than this folks. To install the Afterburner you need to remove the outer plastic casing of your Athlon leaving in tact the metal heat transfer plate that is attached to the CPU circuit board. This procedure is relatively easy to perform and there is no need to remove the CPU totally from its transfer plate, which is usually the tough part of decapsulating an Athlon CPU. You then simply plug the Afterburner's Edge Connector Socket onto the Athlon's "Gold Fingers" mini edge card on the top of the CPU PCB. The spacer and sticky pad on the back of the Afterburner's PCB, keeps the Afterburner balanced and mounted correctly on the Athlon card edge. You almost don't even need the sticky pad but it is there for extra security. Once the Afterburner is installed on your CPU, it is also very easy to change settings while it is plugged into your motherboard inside your case. You do this with the power off, of course.