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Not  saying this was  done :
  but there is NO reason at all, why  a circuit cannot be slowed down.

At 04:58 PM 01/04/2002 -0600, Leif Svalgaard wrote:
>first of all it is just a rumor.
>second, it would make sense to be able
>to slow down the chip.
>----- Original Message -----
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>To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
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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
> > they can attain.  Sorta like sorting the biggest and best apples into the
> > premium class (and charge accordingly) and the others into the regular
> > 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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