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Chances of unlocking Phenom II 545?

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February 21, 2010 4:12:16 AM

What are the chances of unlocking the Phenom II 545 with the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or would I have more of a chance unlocking it with a different motherboard? Like this one. GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 21, 2010 4:52:24 PM

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February 21, 2010 5:26:07 PM

The motherboard won't improve chances, and there aren't accurate numbers out as to what the success rate is. Rumors are that it's around 70% based on forum results, but people speculate it's actually lower because of people claiming theirs is stable when it's not.

If you need a quad, buy a quad, don't bother with this gamble unless you can settle for the dual core your purchasing.
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February 21, 2010 5:27:24 PM

I would say the chances are equal for both. It has more to do with the CPu than the motherboard. Both of those motherboards can unlock the cores but the quality and stability is the question. For just as many reviews where the cores were unlocked, there are also many where the cores were unlocked but afterwards the system became unstable or the CPU ran too hot. Nothing such as a free lunch.
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