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With my Athlon-Scaling article I incidentally started some kind of competition on the web about who would be the first one to publish how to overclock Athlon. Unfortunately there's a significant number of incorrect or at least incomplete 'How To's available now, so that I felt forced to publish the complete story here. The last thing that anyone wants is to destroy his brand new Athlon CPU due to wrong or incomplete information. If any Athlon-owner really thinks that his system is still too slow and he's capable of soldering SMD-parts, he's now got the complete information required for successfully overclocking Athlon.
I still would like to point out that I strongly advise against cracking open Athlon and starting to solder around on Athlon's PCB! Don't go for it unless you know exactly what you're doing! Tom's Hardware Guide will not take any responsibility for any destroyed Athlon-CPU or system! You might still want to wait until we can supply you with a way to make this little Athlon-overclocking card that plugs onto the internal connector. This way you would not risk the CPU.
I don't really feel too well telling a large amount of people to screw around with their Athlon-processor. Please be advised that AMD will not take any CPU back that has been opened. As soon as you removed the cover you're on your own. In the direction of AMD, who certainly disapproves this article, I would like to point out that sooner or later somebody else would have found out and published the info, and we made sure that our Athlon Overclocking Guide is as foolproof as possible.