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Are all Athlon XP 2500 Bartons Unlocked???

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January 13, 2004 6:24:10 AM

I have a Barton Athlon XP 2500+ that is unlocked. I was wondering if all 2500's are unlocked?

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January 13, 2004 7:01:49 AM

Not anymore. All 2500+ made after week 39 of 2003 have thier multiplier locked.
January 13, 2004 7:25:48 AM

No, lately they are locked. Look for older post using THG search engine in the forums, other thread talk about it.

You are lucky if you buy it recently.


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January 13, 2004 1:00:20 PM

There was a time till week 31 I believe when all new bartons were locked.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
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January 13, 2004 8:38:29 PM

Bartons (and other AMD cpus) unlocked til approx week 39 (there are a few exceptions as some were locked before week 39)

After week 39 Bartons and other AMD cpus started being locked (again there are a few exceptions)

There is now a new trick to unlock the locked Bartons. See here for more info:<A HREF="http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/guides/unlockbartonwk43..." target="_new">http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/guides/unlockbartonwk43...;/A>

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Win98SE
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