Purpose of AMD Athlon Thunderbird Hidden Connector in Cartridge

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.

Who is Participating?
rnicolausConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's for a clock card, generally for overclocking - sample in this image:

TosterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yeah, you can attach the so-called goldfinger device to overclock it ;]

You can read some more on it here:
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.