Ik las op The Tech Report dat H.Oda. (die wazige japanner ondermeer bekend van WCPUID en SoftFSB) een programmaatje heeft gemaakt waarmee je de L2 cache divider van een Athlon kunt aanpassen. Hier een knipje uit het bericht :
The details on this one are still coming into focus, but I thought I'd share what I know already. This development could be a bonanza for Athlon overclocking. I received word yesterday from Dave at the ComputerNerd that the German hardware site hardwarelab.de has posted some info about the latest program from H. Oda, the Japanese author of WCPUID and SoftFSB. Here is a rough translation of that first post on the German site:
Athlon L2 Cache Settable by Software! Hardly has the 2/5 divisor become known than the next hammer blow falls. There is a new little program that permits one to simply set the Athlon L2 cache by software, so soldering is no longer necessary. The program with the name AthlonL2 originates from a programmer at www.h-oda.com, which has already developed SoftFSB, WCPUID and other tools. True, I haven't (yet) got the program but am presenting a screenshot!
Now this development is significant because the "Golden Fingers" Athlon overclocking cards can't control the L2 cache divisor via the Athlon's edge connector, and the Athlon's L2 cache chips are often the limiting factor for Athlon clock speeds. With control of the L2 cache divisor, Athlon overclocking could get much more interesting. (See our Athlon overclocking FAQ for more detail.) [break]Op The Tech Report staat ook een screenshot van dit handige programma.[/break]