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    Modding an xp-m to an MP

    My apologies if there's a thread on this forum that relates to this...I tried but didn't find it.

    I have 2 Athlon 2600 xp-m's I want to mod so they'll run in an Asus A7M266-D motherboard(dual processor) that's getting delivered tomorrow. I scoured the 'net for information and did find some, albiet conflicting. Since mobile processors have the 4th L5 bridge closed anyway, they'll be recognized as an MP. However, from what I've read the mobile will boot at a default multiplier of 6x. If I undersatand one particular source correctly, the next step would be to CUT the 3rd L5 bridge so as to access the higher multipliers. Cutting bridges is not something I look forward to doing, especially when it may not be necessary. On my first Asus A7M266D motherboard I was able to use WPCREDIT and WCPUID to change the multipliers from the Windows enviornment.
    However, I wasn't the one that modded the xp-m 2400's in that machine so I'm not sure if the 3rd L5 bridge was cut or not. My view is that I won't have to cut the 3rd L5 bridge and be able to change the multi's using WPCREDIT and WCPUID.
    Anyone have experience along these lines?
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
    -Albert Einstein

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    Re: Modding an xp-m to an MP

    O.K., here's what I did; I first just put the xp-m's in the Asus board and it booted to 800mhz. I could change the multiplier using WPCREDIT and WCPUID, but could not raise the mulitiplier beyond the processor's default multi of 15X. That's perfectly o.k. if you don't want to overclock. So I took the procs back out and filled the one cut L5 bridge. Put them back in and can now access 16 thru 24x multi's.
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
    -Albert Einstein

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