on a side note.
i was able to unlock the 4th core and get windows to boot but when ran any application that put the cpu under stress like prime 95, windows crashes.
no matter how much voltage i apply to make the 4th core "stable" (up to 1.4v)
and if i run a game like GRID for example i get odd graphical anomalies.
does this mean that my 4th core is truly defective?
lastly i have heard of cases that a mobo was able to unlock cores but could not make them stable, but a mobo swap would make all 4 cores unlock and run stable.
could that also be the problem?