View Full Version : Need help with tom's guide athlon OC
03-12-2001, 06:59 PM
I was using the GFD diagram from tom's guide to overclock my athlon 700, but I decided to use two sets of on-off 8 switch dip switch's, instead of the 8 single pole switches on-off-on. What I did, (to convert tom's diagram to a 16 switch system,) was use the Vcore from A1 on the athlon and the ground from B2. I then ran the vcore across half of each of the switches and the ground across the other half. I then soldered wires from each point on the dip switches to the proper points on the athlon chip. My question is what did i do wrong? I thought I did everything the appropriate way on a on-off format. If anyone could help help me with this I'd really appreciate it.
[Edited by threeclaws on 03-13-2001 at 08:32 AM]
03-12-2001, 10:01 PM
This a slot cpu ??/or the socket
03-12-2001, 10:53 PM
This is a slot athlon, it is the "classic" (makes it sound so old, I guess it is though.) Also, I've heard of being able to convert this chip to a thunderbird if anyone knows how to do this, or why I would want to do this I'd appreciate any added assistance.
03-13-2001, 04:35 AM
an athlon classic chip and a thunderbird chip are the same
the only difference is different size/speed cache.
so it isnt possible to "convert this chip to a thunderbird".
im still unclear on exactly what you're trying to do, and what happened after your failed attempt.
could you clear some things up like what you meant to say when you said "What i did was you the Vcore"
03-13-2001, 07:02 AM
Ok so you tried to make your own goldfinger device!I admire a guy with the courage to take matters into his own hands.
Try this go to a site like "high speed pc"Here you will see a goldfinger device make sure your switches are posistioned correctly.Next you need a chart to tell you what the switch settings will do at different posistions.If you are have this stuff correct and a switch diagram then you have a bad connection or a bad switch.
Lastly for 45 dolars you should have bought a gold finger device,AND the classic CANNOT be converted to the T-BIRD unless you replace the processor with a T-BIRD lol.After you replace the processor you need a motherboard to go with it.
03-13-2001, 11:49 AM
Well diehrd this post is basically just for you because it sounds like you can help me. I have an athlon 700 with the .18 micron chipset, (I don't know what the difference is betweenm the classic and a newer T-bird convertible chip.)I thought it was a classic if it was a slot A that's why I said it was a classic.I went to highspeedpc.com but I couldn't find any good pics of the back of the freespeed, the TD2 is identical to the tom's hardware GFD. If it's O.K. with you I can email you a pic of my circuit diagram to see if you can see what I might have screwed up. I almost forgot, the reason I didn't buy the GFD is beacause I had the parts here already so it won't cost me anything if I can get it to work.
[Edited by threeclaws on 03-13-2001 at 08:54 AM]
03-13-2001, 12:47 PM
Please email the pic,Also do you have the paper that will show what each dip setting will result in ??
This if done correctly will alow you to unlock that processors stock setting of 700,My slot a I had to 900 easy as hell stable and good temps.But i did use a goldfinger device.I am glad to help !
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