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First post, by candle_86

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I think I found the perfect way to get a sub 1ghz Athlon, sure it's a palamino core but it's got an unlocked multiplier and my 900 goes down to 500mhz and tested it all the way to 1600mhz, best $9 bucks I ever spent, bonus is it's only 1.5v so it's not as power hungry as a desktop chip

Reply 1 of 4, by gdjacobs

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candle_86 wrote on 2021-04-24, 13:36:

I think I found the perfect way to get a sub 1ghz Athlon, sure it's a palamino core but it's got an unlocked multiplier and my 900 goes down to 500mhz and tested it all the way to 1600mhz, best $9 bucks I ever spent, bonus is it's only 1.5v so it's not as power hungry as a desktop chip

The Athlon 4 is a mobile CPU similar to the Athlon XP-m. It's a great choice for a reclockable 32 bit Athlon CPU!

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Reply 2 of 4, by ragefury32

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candle_86 wrote on 2021-04-24, 13:36:

I think I found the perfect way to get a sub 1ghz Athlon, sure it's a palamino core but it's got an unlocked multiplier and my 900 goes down to 500mhz and tested it all the way to 1600mhz, best $9 bucks I ever spent, bonus is it's only 1.5v so it's not as power hungry as a desktop chip

You can also try the Geode NX series of CPUs, which are Athlon XP-M thoroughbred cores selected for embedded applications, so power consumption can be as capped at 6 to 14w. Multiplier is also unlocked and works rather well with the usual Win9x/DOS clock control utilities.

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Reply 3 of 4, by melbar

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In 2003 i have clocked my standard Athlon-XP (thoroughbred B) from 1.33Ghz to 2.16GHz.
A lower frequency was not possible.

Now i have an Athlon XP-M (barton core) as option and during my last test session with this cpu,
i have reached frequencies from 0.30Ghz to 2.16 GHz (= XP 3000+ ). So it is a delta of 1866MHz.

Reply 4 of 4, by candle_86

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ragefury32 wrote on 2021-04-24, 16:52:
candle_86 wrote on 2021-04-24, 13:36:

I think I found the perfect way to get a sub 1ghz Athlon, sure it's a palamino core but it's got an unlocked multiplier and my 900 goes down to 500mhz and tested it all the way to 1600mhz, best $9 bucks I ever spent, bonus is it's only 1.5v so it's not as power hungry as a desktop chip

You can also try the Geode NX series of CPUs, which are Athlon XP-M thoroughbred cores selected for embedded applications, so power consumption can be as capped at 6 to 14w. Multiplier is also unlocked and works rather well with the usual Win9x/DOS clock control utilities.

I'll check them out, I just really wanted a 1ghz Athlon but prices are higher than I want to pay. Now I can also set it to 933 and test palamino vs copper mine as I have a p3 933