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January 19, 2011 4:12:58 PM

I have bought an Athlon II X3 440 GMBOX (C3 stepping) CACAC AC (Deneb die). I am yet to buy a motherboard. I want to give ACC a try for core unlocking, and if it fails, I want to O/C the X3 extremely before I buy the next X4 or X6.
My personal choice is ASUS M4A88T-M LE because of its precise voltage control, all solid capacitors and on-board surge protection. But I came upon the following thread-


Now, in my city Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H rev 1.3 is also available at almost the same price. I do not care much about gaming or HTPC. What do I do?

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January 19, 2011 5:03:07 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

I'd go with the Gigabyte mobo.
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January 20, 2011 2:03:08 PM

Is there any specific reason for that? TheGigabyte board is fine, but its voltage increments of CPU, NB, RAM etc. are coarser. Moreover, I've heard that effectiveness of ACC in core-unlocking varies mith mobo models also, alongwith the specific processor in question. Is it true?
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a c 295 V Motherboard
a c 286 K Overclocking
January 20, 2011 2:31:24 PM

Support more RAM and has more PCI-E lines. Yeah, the core unlocking depends of mobo and CPU.
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August 18, 2011 8:34:09 AM

I've ultimately bought Asus M4A78LT-M. It is a very good board and cheaper too. It unlocked the L3 of my CPU.
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August 18, 2011 8:57:00 AM

Best answer selected by dmmbbs.
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