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AMD Athlon II X4 620 shows six cores

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September 20, 2010 9:59:05 PM

I have an Asus motherboard with an AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU that has "Core Unlocker," after reading some forums on what is does, I gave it a try. After I did this, and went into my BIOS to check temps I noticed it said that I now have 6 cores. I know this is a quad core, but is this possible or is it just reading it wrong? Also, if there were 6 cores and I decided to use them, how do I know my computer will be stable? Thank you in advance.
September 20, 2010 10:35:33 PM

That would be pretty sweet if you got a disabled thuban.
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September 21, 2010 12:35:21 AM

AMD have a bad batch of Phenom II x6?
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September 21, 2010 12:38:35 AM

If this was true, the Athlon X4s would sell like hotcakes.
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September 21, 2010 12:48:08 AM

I am going to doubt it only because the Athlon II X4 620 was released back in September of 2009 (one year ago) and unless AMD has switched to making Hexacores only and cutting them to quad, ti and dual cores then its either missreading from the BIOS or a troll.
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September 21, 2010 1:35:44 AM

Lets see, joined today and 1 post. Smitty is right on the mark me thinks.
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September 21, 2010 2:24:21 AM

^Add to that the first known disabled 6 to 4 core Thuban is a Phenom II 970BE. I doubt AMD would have started it without any sort of announcement of a new line of CPUs.
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September 21, 2010 2:26:26 AM

^*cough* the 960T was -known- a fair while before the 970BE isn't it? *cough*^
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September 21, 2010 2:36:25 AM

Timop said:
^*cough* the 960T was -known- a fair while before the 970BE isn't it? *cough*^


http://www.legitreviews.com/news/8025/

Not quite. Looks like some ES samples went out but it has never been released nor set for a release. Its speculated it may go to OEMs but still there is nothing out there to support that it ever will be released.

The 970BE is a officially announced CPU that should be out for retail as well as OEM.
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September 21, 2010 9:24:04 PM

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post a screen shot.

The first pictures is before, second is after I unlocked it
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September 21, 2010 10:03:37 PM

Try booting into windows and run CPUz, most likely a Mobo glitch but you never know.
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September 21, 2010 10:28:26 PM

Don't feed the trolls please.
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September 22, 2010 1:21:02 AM

Timop said:
Try booting into windows and run CPUz, most likely a Mobo glitch but you never know.




Sorry it took a while to reply, I had homework to do, anyway, I ran CPUz and I got this..........


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September 23, 2010 1:34:56 AM

why is all the stuff at the bottom in white lettering?
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September 23, 2010 1:57:09 AM

He whited it out. LoL
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September 23, 2010 1:57:25 AM

Too see amount of 'cores' in windows open task manager
click on the performance tab
This is the 980X
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September 23, 2010 7:36:11 AM

Hes taking the piss btw.. Just play along...


Yeah awesome mate, love it dude, just used SIS's Bios Unlocker and got the Sandybridge Hyperthread matrix under iron working, Now runs at 7.233Ghz..
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September 23, 2010 9:11:06 AM

I unlocked once an Athlon II X2 250 into a HD 5850 video card.
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September 23, 2010 9:22:41 AM

I just used a toaster to overclock my bread into toast
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September 23, 2010 2:28:57 PM

soop said:
I just used a toaster to overclock my bread into toast

lol. that was good stuff.
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September 23, 2010 11:27:26 PM

I just built a PC last weekend with an Athlon II X3 445 on an ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard and when you set ACC and Unleashing mode to On you can manually turn each core on and off. It lists 2nd Core through 6th Core - so 6 cores. I dont have the PC anymore so i can't take a picture of the BIOS but what he's saying is true. The ASUS board will probably show 6 cores - just Core 5 and 6 don't really exist. My thinking is that it's for the Thubans.

edit for correct motherboard model ><
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September 24, 2010 1:41:55 AM

Because he's trolling.
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September 25, 2010 3:04:38 AM

Since everyone here thinks that I was messing with them even though I wasn’t, I would like to say that I did not white out anything. I do not know why CPU z is not reading it. I could be from a major virus attack I has about a week ago that spend through my home network. I don't know if I still have the virus but I can't get AMD Overdrive to work or Cpuid HWMonitor. HWMonitor shows these Chinese symbol like things. Pic below. So listen I was not trying to start some sort of lie, I just want some answers. This was my first time owning something from AMD, and I just asked a simple question and wanted a simple answer, not this BS that I'm trolling. So I didn't want to start any type of trouble. And don't start a lie saying that I put them there because I didn't. " alt="" class="imgLz frmImg " />
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September 25, 2010 7:56:21 AM

HArdware monitor is only showing 4 temps for you're CPU. My borther has the same board as you and he has the P2 X4 955 and he can have the BIOS Read 6 cores as well. I just think it's you're board.
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December 18, 2010 2:35:45 AM

Sorry about long time to respond. I lost my account and a bunch of stuff happened in the last few weeks my power supply blew up and I have been dealing with homework. everything worked out. here's the screenshot and all the info

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December 19, 2010 7:18:32 PM

bartzarzy2 said:
Sorry about long time to respond. I lost my account and a bunch of stuff happened in the last few weeks my power supply blew up and I have been dealing with homework. everything worked out. here's the screenshot and all the info

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z331/bartsarzy2/zz266/pic.jpg

huh? :heink: 
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December 20, 2010 12:30:29 AM

ive heard of unlocking cache on these processors before, but not more cores. This is the first ive heard this. It would be odd to be a disabled phenom x6. can anyone else confirm the validity of this?
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December 20, 2010 3:06:31 AM

I still don't know if i shall believe it ? maybe they started selling The hexacores with dead cores? and down clock them O_o ???? bleeeeh im confused hhah :D 
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December 20, 2010 3:37:21 AM

LOL, and everyone thought this was a trick...
im still not 100% sure BUT why would someone waste SOOOO much time with a lie unless the OP was REALLY bored sh**less and had nothing better to do...
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December 20, 2010 6:18:24 AM

That is interesting to say the least....
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December 22, 2010 2:55:48 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
ive heard of unlocking cache on these processors before, but not more cores. This is the first ive heard this. It would be odd to be a disabled phenom x6. can anyone else confirm the validity of this?

I saw someone on the forums a few months ago who claimed the same thing but stopped responding before giving any real data or proof.
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