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for this processor x2 550 which s better the ordinary or the black edition?

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July 29, 2010 8:20:55 PM

Hello,
Can the non- black edition of x2 550 be unlock (opening the third and fourth core)
a b À AMD
a c 294 K Overclocking
July 29, 2010 9:22:43 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

No, only the BE can be unlocked but the ordinary edition can be OC.
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a b À AMD
a b K Overclocking
July 29, 2010 9:50:20 PM

Both have a good chance of unlocking cores, the black edition has an unlocked multiplier so will be easier to overclock but the non black edition is C3 not C2 so could potentially run cooler and overclock further.
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August 1, 2010 9:57:28 AM

I unlocked my non BE minutes after my first boot. It runs great. Seriously, a phenom II quad for under $90 cant be beat. Also, there's no guarantee that your's will unlock and be stable. I will tell you that I'm 2 for 2 since my PII 550 unlocked fine and I also bought an Athlon II X3 for my parents computer that unlocked and is running great. At any rate good luck man.
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August 8, 2010 10:05:23 AM

thank you very much for all of you for this rich information,
much appreciated
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August 8, 2010 10:07:03 AM

what is the best Mother Board for this x2 550 black edition?
kind regards
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August 8, 2010 10:07:59 AM

Best answer selected by ibngohar.
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