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 videl a b K Overclocking September 8, 2009 11:44:27 PM They're doing that with dual cores now I see... Related resources Unlocking the 3rd and 4th cores in AMD phenom 2 x2 550 BE - Forum Triple Cores : A good place for gaming? - Forum Which amd cpu can be unlocked to get a X4 9XX? - Forum Will the Phenom II 545 unlock as well? - Forum Unlocking the cores is it a smart thing for me to do? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution AsAnAtheist a b K Overclocking September 16, 2009 2:20:44 PM Share 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources P IIx2> p IIx3 ,can it reach p IIx4 ???????????? Forum Testing unlocked PII x4 b35 stability Forum Best for value Gaming processor? Forum 500Euro $650 budget gaming pc Forum Help unlocking cores , asrock + phenom ii x2 Forum Need help with BIOS - unlocking cores PHenom II - MSI - 785G - E53 Forum Casual Conversation Thread Mk III Forum Stream Processing Units Forum NEW BUDGET GAMING PC....HELP ! Forum How To Unlock AMD 4 cores ? [x2 560] Forum AMD Piledriver rumours ... and expert conjecture Forum I5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 Forum Unlocking 4 cores on Phenom II 550 BE Forum Unlocking cores on an AMD Penom II 550 BE (batch 0924BPMW) Forum PII 955 need some help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !