True 133FSB Thunderbird Availability?

jwbrown77

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Aug 21, 2000
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Anyone know when these will be available so the KT133A will actually be usable without soldering your CPU?

Jeremy
 

jwbrown77

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Well, in order for the FSB to run at 133, the normal 100 Thunderbird has to be overclocked, so you have to pull the multiplier back then increase the FSB so they balance out.
 

Zeeliv

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...and where does the soldering come in? Unlocking a T-Bird or Duron requires nothing more than a pencil, and a good motherboard.

Sounds like you're living in 1999 man ;)
 

LXi

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Plus, many Durons and Tbirds have been proven good FSB overclockers, they dont even need to lower the multiplier, they just take the 133MHz with ease.
 

jwbrown77

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Didn't realize that you could do it with just a pencil, my misinformation, sorry.

But even still I'd like a true 133 Thunderbird. I suppose you could buy a 900 or something and get to around 1200, but still...

The question is, when will it be available. :)
 

LXi

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We dont know yet, I think AMD is hold back the release until more 133MHz capable motherboards come out.
 

viper007

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Guys what are you all talking about!

AMD are releasing 133FSB Athlons very soon! You don't have to solder or overclock anything!

Cheers..
 

eugovector

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Could a person use a 133 T-Bird in a KT133 chipset, or a 100 T-Bird in a KT133A chipset? I would assume this would require unlocking?
 

Dark4ng3l

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using a 100MHz fsb cpu at 133MHz fsb would just o/c it. You can run a 100MHz fsb cpu at 100MHz fsb on a kt133a mobo.