Abit unlocks Pentium 4 multiplier, sort of


— 4:43 PM on November 10, 2004

There's been some confusion over whether Abit's CPU Accelerator is merely a fancy name for support for a 1066MHz front-side bus or Abit has found a way to change the Pentium 4's otherwise-locked multiplier. According to Abit, multiplier trickery is involved, but only for Pentium 4 540 3.4GHz and 560 3.6GHz processors. Also, multipliers are only available as low as 14x, which, on a 1066MHz front-side bus, yields a 3.73GHz processor clock speed. Given these limitations, CPU Accelerator is hardly a revolution. Still, it's nice to see Abit finding creative ways to work around Intel's imposed overclocking limitations.

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