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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition unlocking?

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October 17, 2010 10:05:51 PM

Hello!

I was wonder,

Would it be ok to try to unlock the two extra cores?

I see some places say you should, and some say you shouldn't.

Please reply!

thanks!

yogman
October 17, 2010 10:12:55 PM

Try at your own risk, AMD locked out the two cores because of stability reasons, but if you got one that was locked because of surplus than good for you.
October 17, 2010 10:25:57 PM

mister g said:
Try at your own risk, AMD locked out the two cores because of stability reasons, but if you got one that was locked because of surplus than good for you.


Well, what risk does it pose to the computer?
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October 17, 2010 11:32:52 PM

yogman said:
Well, what risk does it pose to the computer?


none, either the cores run stable or they don't
October 17, 2010 11:37:33 PM

What he said, and what I meant.
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October 18, 2010 12:29:34 AM

If it's unstable you should be able to reset your cmos to disabled the cores you unlocked, if it's stable than you got your self a $100 Phenom X4.

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October 18, 2010 12:42:29 AM
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If the core/cores are unstable, you turn them off. If they are stable, you use them. Im not aware of any instability of cores causing any damage to hardware in this scenario.
October 18, 2010 1:40:57 AM

ares1214 said:
If the core/cores are unstable, you turn them off. If they are stable, you use them. Im not aware of any instability of cores causing any damage to hardware in this scenario.


How do you know if its stable?
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October 18, 2010 1:50:43 AM

yogman said:
How do you know if its stable?


Well the easiest way i can say it is you'll know. Either they wont work, wont boot, wont show, terribly high temps, error screens, but basically, you'll know :lol: 
October 18, 2010 2:53:45 AM

ares1214 said:
Well the easiest way i can say it is you'll know. Either they wont work, wont boot, wont show, terribly high temps, error screens, but basically, you'll know :lol: 


Lol, ok!
October 18, 2010 2:53:56 AM

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