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December 2, 2011 1:33:59 AM

I have an AMD Athlon II x3 455 and was wondering if it is worth trying to unlock the fourth core? What is the worst thing that could happen? What is the highest risk? My Motherboard is a GA-970A-UD3.

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December 2, 2011 2:04:03 PM

Definitely worth trying, worst that could happen is it is a dead core and won't unlock. Before I got my 1055T I had the Athlon II x3 450 which I unlocked the fourth core. How you like the GA-970A-UD3? That is also the board I have.
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December 2, 2011 8:01:12 PM

nnorton44 said:
Definitely worth trying, worst that could happen is it is a dead core and won't unlock. Before I got my 1055T I had the Athlon II x3 450 which I unlocked the fourth core. How you like the GA-970A-UD3? That is also the board I have.

So far I love the board. It wasn't to expensive and works great. How would I unlock my CPU through the bios? Also if the fourth core is dead could it do anything to my computer? Or could really anything bad happen to my computer while unlocking it? Also what programs should I get for unlocking it?
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December 2, 2011 11:56:35 PM

To try to unlock the 4th core, go into the BIOS then to Advanced Bios Features then CPU Unlock.
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December 3, 2011 12:38:02 AM

asnorton44 said:
To try to unlock the 4th core, go into the BIOS then to Advanced Bios Features then CPU Unlock.

What is the worst thing that could happen if I do that?
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December 3, 2011 12:50:20 AM

Penley54 said:
What is the worst thing that could happen if I do that?

Your computer could possibly explode and result in a significant fire.

Anyways, I am not sure, probably just Windows not booting.
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December 12, 2011 11:02:37 PM

If Windows wouldn't boot then what would I do? Could anything else happen?
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December 12, 2011 11:18:44 PM

reset CMOS...then re enter the BIOS set your time and date, then lock the core back
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December 12, 2011 11:20:39 PM

How do I reset my cmos?
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December 12, 2011 11:28:04 PM

There is a battery on the MOBO like a watch battery...pop it out for five minutes...then put it back in and viola... BTW...pull the power cord from the PSU before resetting just as a precaution
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