Originally posted by jonels:
thanks PDL for clearing that up
It is an interesting device though, and would be fun to experimant with.
I attempted to make something similar about 6 months ago that would bring the connections OUTSIDE of the SocketA area. Then the switches would be accessable without removing the processor. I just could not get the connections stable to the cpu pins.
Some time ago this device appeared on the market:
It did basically the same thing EXCEPT that at that time there was no need to control the 5th L3 position like the new unit does.
And, they were very difficult to purchase except in Japan. :D
They kinda didn't catch on because many more mobo makers then started putting multiplier changing facilities on the board, or in the bios.