Solved Guide for unlocking cores on pII X3's and pII X2's Tags: AMD Unlock Phenom Overclocking Last response: September 16, 2009 10:51 PM in Overclocking Share videl a b K Overclocking August 30, 2009 12:59:55 AM For people who want to unlock cores on their phenom II X3's or their phenom II X2's (commonly the X3 720 and the X2 550). Here's a great guide I found for unlocking cores! http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/535501-amd-phenom-ii-... More about : guide unlocking cores pii pii seabreeze a b K Overclocking September 8, 2009 10:20:45 AM Tor those on a budget the Semperon 140 2.7GHz True Single Core unlocks to into an Athlon II X2 440 and can be overlocked into the 3.5 to 3.7GHz range. Available for under usd40.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103698 m 0 l videl a b K Overclocking September 8, 2009 11:44:27 PM They're doing that with dual cores now I see... m 0 l Related resources AMD x3 PII BE unlocked 4th core now back to 3 cores? - Forum Unlock 2 cores PII X2 (X4) 550 @ 3.4GHz - Forum Help with PII X2 555BE core unlock on Asus M4A88TD-V Evo/USB3 - Forum Therrmal Paste for PII 955/ Core Contact Freezer - Forum 4 core OC'd PII x3 720BE vs 965BE - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution AsAnAtheist a b K Overclocking September 16, 2009 2:20:44 PM The issue with these crapzor processors is their crap cache. 512kb l2 cache, no l3 cache.. Phenom X2 II 550 BE comes with 6 mbs of l3 cache, and 512kb l2 per core... Not to mention unlocking to quad core if your lucky. Even at the $40 price... the 550 is a better buy... Of course if your on a tight budget, then yeah go for it Share videl a b K Overclocking September 16, 2009 10:51:06 PM You can't beat the 550's performance @ the same price, especially if you're going Intel against AMD. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Testing unlocked PII x4 b35 stability Forum BIOS UPDATE, AMD PII 955 CORE SPEED, VISTA. please help!! :-) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !