Check the date of your chip. If it's an 0339 or earlier chip it should be unlocked, anything after the 0339 date is BUT there have been a couple found that were unlocked even though they were of a later date.
If you have one of those then you really do have a keeper.
Post by stormchaser on Jun 14, 2018 15:21:13 GMT -5
Very cool find. So does that mean it's a 3200+ with 333Mhz FSB or does it actually have the 400Mhz FSB+ and have you actually tested it the higher 400Mhz FSB? I have something similar, and it's always been one of my favorites, the AMD Athlon XP 3000+ barton core (400MT/s FSB, 2.1Ghz). I just pulled it out of storage and spent a few hours over the past couple weeks fixing bent pins on it. Very slow and meticulous process.
From what you guys are saying it looks like it has a locked multiplier? I'm actually looking for a good Socket A board, such as the Asus A7N8X so I can do a retro build on it. I have an IDE to SATA converter so I am hoping to use an SSD with it. Wonder if it would run 32 bit Windows 10? I have 512Mb of PC-3200 RAM ready to go for it. But I still need a good mobo and heatsink. Back in the day I had a great copper heat sink with an 80mm fan (that was also of a copper color). Wish I could remember what model it was because I'd love to track one down for this build.
I've also heard there is a pencil trick you can do to some of these CPUs in order to "unlock" the CPU by connecting a couple gates on the face of the CPU? Can anyone confirm if that is possible to do on my chip? See pic below...
EDIT: I found the original cooler I had for it. Nothing but good things to say and looks like they are still available on Amazon!
Yes, it's a locked or as it's known, a "Superlocked " chip - Pencil mods or whatever will not work hence the superlocked name. Again, any chip with a later date than 0339 is superlocked and yours is dated 0439.
The last character of the chip's model name is an "E" so it's a 400 FSB chip. It has a nice date and stepping (ADYHA0439) so if the chip isn't either just old or whatever it should do well. As for boards to run it with, an Abit NF7/NF7-S 2.0 or an AN7 would be the ones to look for that's commonly found. The absolute best would be either a DFI Ultra B or a DFI Infinity but good luck finding either one of those - If you do chances are it's been ran to death or it's just dead already.
The A7N8X can run it too but not to the extent the Abits can. BTW if getting an A7N anyway BE SURE it's the 2.0 version. The one's that's a 1.04 version aren't that good and there are a few variants that's not good either even if it's a 2.0 board. Namely the A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 or the A7N8X-E 2.0 are the two models you want, all the rest I'd leave them wherever found.
Post by eidairman1 on Jun 25, 2018 14:41:23 GMT -5
I don't know if it has been posted already but has anyone tried Fab 51 thee Athlon supersite? That is where I found out a lot of info on the Athlon XP chips. I mean sure you could actually have a Mobility Athlon XP best dual processor ready too via mods lol
antinomy: I think you should start a topic on this one. It could be several reasons you need to check - memory, Vio, badly clocking CPU.
Sept 20, 2023 18:18:11 GMT -5
austin86: Stuck in the low/mid 170s and the system is stablish when booted of a floppy to about 180. IDK maybe I need to just toss deice/ln2 at it.
Sept 18, 2023 13:50:45 GMT -5
austin86: Does anyone know of a ISA VGA/IDE card? trying to hit a record on FSB with 440bx and I keep getting held back by the on board IDE, I tried a ide to sada adapter and I got further but not by much.
Sept 18, 2023 13:49:43 GMT -5
antinomy: What test? It could be because of AGESA version or maybe some security patches for the CPU.
Sept 14, 2023 0:48:33 GMT -5
george: And it was not a temp issue as far I could see.
Sept 13, 2023 18:44:43 GMT -5
george: wth? Updated to latest BIOS version on the A520, did a few bench with cpu-z after that, hmm, results lowered, anyhow got the Ram settled ok. However, increased the CPU some 5MHz, bench result went down? Perhaps forgot some settings I had.(This W10)
Sept 13, 2023 18:43:16 GMT -5