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A Taiwanese firm has come up with a solution to allow owners of Slot One motherboards to upgrade to 370-Socket Intel parts. Abit has invented a card called Slotket which it claims will plug into the slot on an old fashioned Intel motherboard and allow end users to push in 370-pin Celerons. The Overclockers Comparison Page was the first to reveal its existence. According to Abit, its Slotket gives the ability to use a wide range of current CPUs available. The product could be useful, we at The Register feel, because Intel has made no secret of the fact it wants to phase out Slot One Celerons just as quickly as it can. Abit claims that with a correct BIOS upgrade, any board that runs old fashioned Celeron Slot 1s can now run 370-pin Mendocino core Celerons. But in an intriguing extra nugget of information, Abit claimed that the current BX chipset will not support UDMA/66 while only Camino and Whitney will support UDMA/66 in the future. ® *RegistrOid Front Side Bus. "Clock it" is a foggy old London phrase, meaning "look at it". There are many other quaint London sayings, such as "boiled beef and iron", "wouldn't give you tuppence for your old watch chain" and "init". No one knows what any of these mean...

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