I just unlocked the 4th core of my X3 435, and windows loads fine, doesn't seem to be any big issues. The problem I have is that when the core is unlocked, none of the programs I have can read the CPU core temperature. I have no idea how hot it is in there. Anyone experienced this before? Should I just lock it back up?
You lose core temps when you enable acc. Only thing you can go off is the cpu temp. Lock it back up only to note core temps in relation to cpu temps under load, then you'll have an idea where your core temps are at. My cores idle about 9c less than cpu temp and anything up off idle they hang about 5c cooler than cpu. Are you using something like HWMonitor ?
Please don't lock it back up for the love of .....
Well thats good news anyway. I unlocked the L3 cache as well so I really didn't want to lock it back up. I thought it was a faulty core that was causing the temps not to be displayed. I was using CPU-Z and PC Wizard.
Are you sure you have these temps the right way round? I would expect the CPU to idle around 32C. Assuming the motherboard hits 32C and the CPU hits 60C then its fine but you don't want it to go much higher. I am also making the assumption the load testing has the same results in temp increase as Prime 95.