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The Thunderbird core of AMD Athlon CPU. Available in speeds ranging from 650 MHz to 1.4 GHz. Most are Socket A CPUs, though some were made in Slot A versions for backward compatability. All are made on a 0.18 process, with 256k of L2 cache, and 64K of L1.

Athlon Thunderbirds (especially the higher models like the 1.33 and the 1.4) became known for their immense heat output, especially when overclocked. Since most heatsinks at the time still used 60mm fans, a Delta 38 was often used to cool them off, despite it sounding like a hair dryer. A Tbird 1.4 pumps out about 75 watts of heat at stock speed and voltacge (1.75), and it wasn't untill the likes of the AX-7 came along that they became more accessable to overclocking.

The record for Thunderbird overclocking was, I believe, set by a man in Japan who used LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) to chill a 1GHz AXIA Thunderbird, which he then overclocked to some 2 GHz.
"My Barton 2500 died, so I bought a cheap Tbird to keep my system running."
by Deuce on Guard August 17, 2003
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The language people are speaking when they t4|k l1k3 7h15. Spoken by the l33t. Produced by substituting numbers or charachters (or groups thereof) for letters. "A" becomes "4", or "/\" or "/-\". "B" becomes "8" or "|3", and so on and so forth. Some substitutions are mandatory: When speaking l33t, one does no use "you", but "j00". Similarly, "0"s should be substituded for "o"s whereever possible.
STFU Name j00 n00b j00're teh gh3y l4m3r phukk3r! 3y3 4m l33t!!!1
by Deuce on Guard August 31, 2003
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Intel's latest attempt to put one over on computer users, sacrificing real performance for high GHz numbers, in a (successful) effort to make people believe that they were getting a better processor.

Pentium 4s are charachterized by a locked multiplier, a heatspreader (which actually serves to drive temps higher) and a rediculously high price. Utterly owned by a good AMD Athlon.
My overclocked Athlon will pw33n j00're Pentium 4!!
by Deuce on Guard August 31, 2003
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A specialized form of if: means "If and only if". Because it's pronounced the same as "if", it's mainly a written word.
by Deuce on Guard August 14, 2003
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Short for Intel's 440BX chipset, which was the last good chipset they made. The 440BX replaced the 440LX, the big difference being that the BX was speced for 100 MHz operation. Though it only supported 2x AGP and IDE speeds faster than UDMA/33, new BX boards were being designed right up until the start of the Willamette.

The 440BX was legendary for being an good chipset to overclock on. Though it officially only supported front side bus speeds up to 100 MHz, it was rock stable at 133, and, with extra cooling, often went to 150. This is one of the very few chipsets that was ever sold overclocked right out of the box. Both the Abit BX-133 RAID and the Asus CUBX series advertised on the package that they supported 133 MHz FSB. The BX was one of the few chipsets that could be counted on to overclock to 133, rather like a Celeron 300 could be counted on to do 450 MHz, or, back in the early days, how a '486-25 could be counted on to do 33 MHz.

The BX was also the last Intel chipset to natively support ISA, which, despite being slow, is to this day fast enough to keep up with things like a 56k modem.
"My Linux box is a Celemine 1 gig on a BX board."
by Deuce on Guard August 17, 2003
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CPM, n. Also spelled CP/M. An acronym for "Control Program for Microprocessors", CP/M was a text-based operating system popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Developed for Intel 8080 and Zilog Z80 machines, it was also ported to x86. Utterly destroyed by MS/DOS (which was derived from CP/M) and IBM's x86 PCs (The PC, XT, and AT). This was the OS used on the famous Osborne portable computers, remembered both for being the first portables, and having a screen smaller than a postcard.
Many people think MS/DOS was a cheap ripoff of CP/M.
by Deuce on Guard August 8, 2003
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A person who competes in computer games for prize money. Yes, some people actually make a living off of this, tournaments of Counterstrike and Brood War are broadcast on television in some areas, complete with commentators.
Stereotypical adult: "So, what kind of a job are you looking to get?"
Stereotypical gamer: "Well, I'm hoping to become a cyberathlete."
by Deuce on Guard August 17, 2003
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