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1.6ghz duron

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September 30, 2003 2:20:06 PM

whats the difference between a 1.6ghz duron and an xp1900? are they essentially the same or is there less cache on the new durons?

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September 30, 2003 2:29:46 PM

exactly the same, just less cache.

There is a way to get full cache as they use tbred cores but the cpu does not always run stable.


If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a procesor
110% BX fanboy
September 30, 2003 2:32:21 PM

ok thats what i thought.. so how much cache do they have? are they just a rebadged palamino/tbred?
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September 30, 2003 3:02:48 PM

i beleive 128kb, which will be able to sometimes be unlocked to 256kb (L2 cache that is).


If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a procesor
110% BX fanboy
September 30, 2003 6:05:29 PM

128KB (kilobytes that is) of L1 cache and 64 KB of L2 cache, just like all the earlier core Durons.

They are said to be rebadged Tbreds (don't know whether A or B) with 192 KB of L2 cache disabled.


<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by phsstpok on 09/30/03 02:20 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 30, 2003 7:10:03 PM

DAMN, that sux. If they had 128mb of L2 then it would be a viable solution, but...even for the k7 that is not enough.

Sorry for the mistake i was uninformed.


If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a procesor
110% BX fanboy
September 30, 2003 7:51:35 PM

Waiting for these stories to be proved true but the same people who discovered the Radeon 9500 --> 9700 hack claim that the Duron Applebred can be hacked from 64 KB to 256 KB L2 Cache since the cache is simply disabled.

Here's a link (Russian Site).

<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.ru/news/search.shtml?keyword=du..." target="_new">http://www.overclockers.ru/news/search.shtml?keyword=du...;/A>

I originally thought they did the "U" trick on the final L2 bridge but it looks like they are connecting the L2 and L9 bridges. No I guess the article says it's the L2 bridge. How did they solder those two points?

I was waiting for someone else to try it. (I was also waiting for Applebred to show up in the USA. LOL!).

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
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