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applebred, not to shabby

touchmyichi

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I know that a lot of you are going to come in here saying that a 1700+ is a much better value, but think about it. For 43 bucks you get a chip that has been reporting oc's at 2.2-2.3 ghz. When you get a 1700+, most of the time u get a DUT3C, which cannot do anywhere near that. Add that to the fact that it can be modded to an xp and you got yourselves another hot oc'er. I don't know about you guys, but I'm surprised this chip hasn't really gotten many buyers yet. C'mon, does anyone in the forums here want to give it a shot? (C'mon shimmy, do u hear your calling :p)
 

MDE

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The chip is targeted at third world countries, but did you say modded to an XP? Please elaborate...
 

touchmyichi

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The crazy guys who started the 9500 non pro to 9700 mod were able to get it the cache to be modded to 256.
 

Giscardo

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Info on how to mod an applebred Duron into an XP with 256K of cache can be found here. It's a matter of connecting a bridge on the cpu packaging, but the success rate still seems to be un-guaranteed, much like modding a 9500np Radeon. But this may change once we get more people trying. Seems silly to do though, considering the XP processor is only about 20$ more.
 

0roo0roo

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how high do the applebreds go?

i got my 1800 + ecs m/b over a month ago from frys for 59 total. it hit 2.4ghz on very quiet air. it wasn't a dutc even back then. then again it was retail chip. hotdeals threads reported most everyone got the good stepping from frys. should still be the same. retail chip = sealed in see through container, can see stepping through plasic.

the applebred would have to be awesome o/c'er and much cheaper for it to compete considering how cheap xp combos are here.
 

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