If I use a conductive pen on my Athlon to close bridges, is it possible to remove the pen and do it again. eg. Let's say I cut ALL bridges, try 1ghz and it works. Then I want to try 1.1ghz, how would I remove the pen?
I don't quite understand. Once you've closed all the bridges you can set your multiplier to anything you want. So if your Athlon is a 1GHz and you use the conductive pen to close all the bridges, you can change the multiplier from 10.0x to 11.0x and see if it works at 1.1GHz.
Grizely1, Snrub is probably one of those people who don't have a motherboard with selectable multipliers.
By opening and closing the correct combination of L1 bridges you can change the factory locked multiplier to another multiplier. To set yet another multiplier you have to undo your original work. There are 16 combinations, 2^4, for the four L1 bridges allowing multipliers of 5 to 12.5
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by phsstpok on 01/14/01 02:20 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
You're 1/2 right phsstpok. I've got an fic AZ11, which does have MB multiplier adjustments but you have to add it yourself. I don't feel 100% comfortable soldering on 12 pins and 4 wires when I have virutally no soldering experience and I'm clumsy. If for some reason I can't get my current scheme to work I'll end up trying it anyway.
A guy from another message board suggested to me that if you lack the proper cutting equiptment you could take your socket A processor to a jewelry store and have them cut the bridges for you! Then all you'd have to do is fill the gaps in with a conductive pen. Today he told me that it is sort of like solder and all you'd have to do is use a sharp edge and it would come off easily. I figure this will be a very low cost solution with amazing results.