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Unlocking a Pentium 4

TorinoGT24

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I haven't heard much about this, but I just ordered a motherboard and I was curious. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my AOpen AX4SPE-Max board and I was looking through the online manual, and it looks like you can change the multiplier. I know you can on almost any board, IF the processor has been unlocked. Is this something that the board will do by itself, or do I have to do something else? I really don't need to unlock it, but I was just curious. Thanks!

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sman789

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if its unlocked the bios will let you change it.....if not...you won't be able to highlight the option in the bios
 

mrgoblin

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But they dont make unlocked chips that are freely available so sure the board can do it but ure processor cant. At least not through sw.
 

TorinoGT24

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Hmm...that's what I thought. Is it hard to unlock a pentium 4? Is it worth it?

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sman789

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its actually impossible to unlock....if you're a Big magazine like MaxPC you get unlocked intels for free
 

lenjack

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Pentiums have been multiplier locked since 8/98. There is NO way to unlock them:beer:
 

jim1976

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It is true u cant unlock a pentium for 5yrs or so.
Thats why i took MSI 865PE NEO2FISR which o/c the cpu through hardware
Or u can go to the other side: AMD
 

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