Athlon XP 'Thoroughbred' is also not dual-capable
What AMD already did with the Athlon XP with a Palomino core now also applies to the Athlon XP with a Thoroughbred core. AMD wants to prevent retailers from simply installing Athlon XP processors in multi-processor systems instead of the Athlon MP processors, which are twice as expensive.
According to AMD spokesman Gerhard Zehethofer, this is done to protect the customers who are facing wants to protect against such abuse. The Duron processors will soon also no longer be dual-capable. However, resourceful hobbyists have already found a solution: if you had to close the fifth bridge of the L3 bridges in the Athlon XP with a Palomino core, then in the Athlon XP with a Thoroughbred core the last bridge of the L5 bridges should again have the desired dual capability produce. The colleagues from VR-Zone succeeded in doing this with two Athlon XPs on an AMD760MPX board. How stable the operation is possible, of course, remains open and can only be determined in extensive test operation.