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Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P (unlocking 4th core RISKS)

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Last response: in Motherboards
July 11, 2009 9:14:25 PM

Is there any risk to damaging the hardware in my case if I tried to unlock the fourth core? I've heard of possible BSOD, etc...but not of my hardware becoming damaged...before I tinker with it, I need to know. I am running stock speed on a Phenom II 720 and use a Dark Knight CPU cooler...

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a c 177 V Motherboard
July 11, 2009 9:47:16 PM

Nope, the worst you'll do is corrupt your hard drive when it crashes...
July 11, 2009 9:55:39 PM

Never mind then, lol...

I might try it when my PC slows down...
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August 2, 2009 6:41:16 AM

I have the same motherboard + Phenom II X2 with 2 unlocked cores. I have it running at 3.45GHz... I have been using it pretty intensely with Adobe products, video editing, and gaming but didn't see a crash once.

There's a REALLY low chance of hard drive crashing due to BSOD from CPU overclocking... Very rare, if it happens at all.
a b V Motherboard
August 2, 2009 9:40:06 AM

You have nothing to worry about.... worst case scenario will be that you fail to unlock and get a BSOD... or your system becomes unstable no matter what you do....if that happens all you have to do is go into bios and lock it back up as a tri-core.....