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Purpose of AMD Athlon Thunderbird Hidden Connector in Cartridge

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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.

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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
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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
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