first of all it is just a rumor.
second, it would make sense to be able
to slow down the chip.

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From: jt <jt@ee.net>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 4:59 PM
Subject: RE: Take a look at what Insider Weekly had to say about the biggest
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> I never got Leif's original post, but I don't understand this anyway...
>
> I thought chip speeds were determined by the quality of the manufacturing
> process...?!?
>
> Meaning, they produce a batch of chips and rate them according to what
speed
> they can attain.  Sorta like sorting the biggest and best apples into the
> premium class (and charge accordingly) and the others into the regular
class
> of apples...
>
> Not a hardware guy, mind you...  But this is my understanding of Intel chip
> speeds...
>
> | -----Original Message-----
> | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Nathan M. Andelin
> | Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 5:47 PM
> |
> | From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@leif.org>
> | > There is a persistent rumor that the chip can run at three
> | > clock speeds.
> |
> | A year ago I ran across a configuration guide for the Power PC Chip.  I
> | think it was for a pre-Northstar chip.  It described how to set the clock
> | speed of the chip.  There were significantly more than three speeds
> | possible.




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