Unlocking AthlonXP processors have always been relatively easy to do - just fill the laser cut valley's with some sort of non conductive filler and short the L1 bridges with a conductive material. That was then, and with the release of the AthlonXP 2100+ things have gotten a lot more difficult.
Is this a sign of things to come for future AMD processors like the Thoroughbred?
I've unlocked a few of the brown AthlonXP processors in the past and have never had any problems which weren't resolved by the second or third attempt. With the green AthlonXP 2100+ I tried at least five times with no success. The reason I found it so frustrating trying to unlock the XP 2100+ wasn't because I was not connecting the L1 bridges properly, but because that technique simply wasn't working anymore!
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