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AMD Phenom II x4 -> x6 core unlock?

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July 25, 2010 9:45:47 PM

Well hello everybody..

Going to buy a new gaming rig.. and getting this for mobo: http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/asrock-890gx-extreme3-am...

I planned to get Phenom II 1055t as processor, but is it indeed possible to have a 945 quad core unlocked to a fine six-core? I thought core unlocking was possible only with x3 and x4 processors, but to have x4->X6 ? Sounds almost too good!

Anyone tried it? Confirms?

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July 25, 2010 9:48:34 PM

no, I believe thuban is the only 6 cores which no quads have been made on thuban as far as I know
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July 25, 2010 9:57:55 PM

nope the Phenom II X4 945 is a native quad core

you would have to wait for the Phenom II X4 960T, which is a 6 core with 2 disabled, getting this won't be easy since it looks like it will only be released to OEM's (like Dell, Hp...)
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July 25, 2010 10:21:39 PM
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Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

It's not possible, the only Phenom II X4 that can be unlocked to a Phenom II X6 is the Phenom II X4 960T (see here) that hasn't be released to the public.
July 26, 2010 3:31:46 AM

We're still hoping AMD launches the Zosma-based Phenom II X4 960T, but the official word from the company is that it has no plans to do so, unfortunately :( 
July 26, 2010 3:32:13 AM

The Zosma cores are the only ones that this will be possible with and these processors may not be released at all.
July 26, 2010 6:15:15 AM

OK! Thanks for this info people :) 

If this is the case I'm just going to get 1055t. Futureproof and lots of potential for anything :D 

August 2, 2010 7:08:55 AM

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April 4, 2012 10:44:42 AM

you can unlock a 960t to 6cores and overclok it to 4ghz i know i have it and it's scrores 7.6 on windos experience index on 7.9
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