I just got my AMD Barton 2500+ processor from the mail guy and it sure looks like the L1 bridges are connected from the factory:

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This is good since it allows you to change the multiplier without first [URL=http://www.techspot.com/articles/athlonxp_overclocking/index.shtml]connecting the bridges[/URL].
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