Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Purpose of AMD Athlon Thunderbird Hidden Connector in Cartridge

Posted on 2010-09-01
2
Medium Priority
?
629 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Does anyone know what the hidden connector on the AMD Athlon Thunderbird is for?  (This is the one that goes in Slot A)  If you open the cartridge, there is a small connector on the top right of the circuit board.  This is not visible when the cartridge is enclosing the CPU card.

0
Comment
Question by:irdigital
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
rnicolaus earned 1000 total points
ID: 33577903
It's for a clock card, generally for overclocking - sample in this image:

http://img.tomshardware.com/de/2006/08/07/prozessor_vergleich_benchmark_marathon/amd_slota_clock_card.jpg
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Toster
Toster earned 1000 total points
ID: 33578027
Yeah, you can attach the so-called goldfinger device to overclock it ;]

You can read some more on it here:
http://www.highspeedpc.com/slot_a_overclocking.htm
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question