If Asus is caving in, who will step up to make the Duron rule????
In one single day I learned of this great chip that would kick the sh*t out of Intel offerings at a rock bottom price. Only to find out that the board used to get the kick *** numbers will not be available.
Instead we will be able to get a neutered version of the board which won't have the option of changing the clock multiplier on the Duron........
Since we all know it can be done, which mobo manufacturer will step up and make this happen before AMD screws up the option????
I want to upgrade soon and would rather buy a new board and a $76 cpu chip and then get almost 1Gig then to keep paying Intel....
I am guessing ABit will make a good board for it
Abit is releasing their board soon I guess. If it doesn't have it.... maybe someone will make a goldfinger like device that can do it. Oh well. I can wait a month of so before I upgrade. By then the price on that 700 t-bird I have me eye on will come down alot (I hope). Hehehe. I just checked priceline and my processor is now selling for $230 (AMD K6 III 450). I can sell it on e-bay for like $130 easy. Now if I can only find a socket A board that will allow clock multiplier manipulation I will be set! (keep your fingers crossed for ABIT boys!!)
This all should prove very interesting. One Abit rep claimed at the recent oem convention that they were having problems getting new chipsets from Intel. If that's so, I doubt they'd risk offending AMD too.
We'll just have to see what happens.
I'm sure you've heard in other threads that the a7v will have the ability to chnage the multiplier... A duron and a a7v is my next upgrade, possibly later this summer... I'm interested to hear how people luck out with them...
That's what I was talking about in the first place....
They aren't going to produce the board with the multiplier changing feature because AMD is putting the screws to them about it....
Now I am waiting for another board maker to make one with this option...
This is a press release from abit about their new Socket A board.
Abit - http://www.anandtech.com/webnews.htm...&frontid=#8830
This board will allow multiplier manipulation and so will the ASUS A7V.
I guess I need to post this one more time for you 1eyedjak.
Insane Hardware recieved word from Asus today that all A7V mainboards as of next week will indeed have the CPU Multiplier Manipulation Dipswitch installed
and it will obviously be all fully functional. We like all of you reading this are probably releived and are pretty happy that Asus have not shot themselves in the foot with this issue. Here is the email we recieved:
OK, start from next week, all shipping A7V will have the CPU multiplier so I guess it will be very popular as you said.
I will have to take a look at the Abit board thanks.
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