Overclockin.com heeft een review in elkaar getimmerd van Trinity Micro's Golden Finger device waarme je de multiplier en voltage settings van je Athlon kan aanpassen. Het resultaat is een Athlon 500 @ 750MHz zonder het voltage te verhogen!
The Athlon I tested turned out to be a very nice processor. As a little bit of comparison, the fully modified Athlon processor I received from Trinity Micro would run up to 800MHz but would need 1.80V to do it. This processor would only hit 750MHz but would do that at the default 1.60V!! So if the processor would run at 750MHz, why wouldn't it run faster than that if I bumped up the voltage? The cache just wouldn't handle the extra speed. However, I have no doubt that if this processor got the full modification, it would hit the 800MHz mark with no problem. The ability to change the cache from 1/2 to 1/3 or 2/5 should be able to make the difference.
Theoretically, since the cache on this processor will run at 375MHz (750MHz/2), if you ran it at a 2/5 setting you would be able to run with a core processor speed of 938MHz and a 1/3 setting would be able to run with a core processor speed of 1175MHz! Now, I seriously doubt that the core of this chip could handle that without some serious cooling, but I expect that 800MHz, 850MHz, or maybe even higher would be possible with this processor. That just goes to show that if you have an extremely good Athlon, don't expect to push it to it's limits with the GoldenFinger card. It will need a full modification to reach it's maximum potential.
Wil je de uitgebreide Golden Finger die ook de cache settings kan aanpassen dan moet je een dikke 125 dollar neertellen tegenover 55 dollar voor deze standaard versie.