How to unlock multiplier on 8rda+?

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Digerati, May 16, 2003.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    I have a new AthlonXP 2500+ Barton running on my Epox 8rda+ mobo with the latest bios.

    I currently have the multiplier set to 12.5x166 giving me 2800+ performance and temps of around 41C at load.

    Anyhow, the multiplier in the bios will go higher than 12.5, but if I set it higher than that, when I reboot it starts up at a default 11x100.

    My question is how do I unlock the multiplier so I can try out 13 and above?

  2. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    and i know i can cut the L3 on the chip die, just wondering if i could just do it through bios.
  3. not posible to my knowledge, you have to Modify the chip.

    Check Tomshardware guide, they have a walkthrough on how to do it, its quite simple.
  4. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    so Bartons dont come factory unlocked like the tbreds?
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    not many tbreds come unlocked, i don't think.

    anywho, i thought a lot of nforce2 boards could unlock multipliers..?
  6. They do, i increased the multiplier in bios to 12.5 and now i have a 2800+ (2.08 ghz) :D
  7. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    My tbred is unlocked and was like that when I got it I can set the mulitplier at whatever setting I want .. all through the bios sometimes I run it at 142x12.5=1.775ghz or like right this minute at 11.5x150=1.725ghz

    its an Athlon 1800+ default would be 11.5x133=1.53ghz

    So some are unlocked and some are not ...:)