To overclock your Athlon you need to crack it open. If you don't crack it open, you don't get to play with the golden fingers. Everyone wants to play with the golden fingers, and there are quite a few variations on how to open the Slot A package to get at the goods. So indulge just one more description on the 'best' way to do this little procedure - dremels are tempting but this is sooo much easier. I tried removing cases once before with an unlucky PII-233, and can at least say this method is much, much, simpler to. So here it goes:
With one side of the plastic cover popped off its time to put the Athlon back into the freezer for a few minutes to allow it to cool again. When removed, the same process should be used on the opposite side to remove the last two pins holding the processor and heatspreader to the plastic cover. I found the second set a bit more difficult to remove, but after two or three attempts the plastic popped off easily.
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