Hey, folks. Hope everyone's doing well. Just wanted to see if anyone could offer any insight on which die I'm dealing with here. I've done a little reading, but I've seen websites with quite a few errors in their tables and I'm guessing there are some people here who will know what they're looking at right away.
I started with an Athlon II X3 445 @ 3.1GHz and here's what CPU-Z is showing after unlocking:
Is CPU-Z reading it wrong and it's really a Propus die? If not, should it have L3 cache that I need to unlock? If so, how can I do that?
This chip resides in an economy HTPC so the L3 cache isn't really necessary, nor is the 4th core for that matter, but if I can get a $200 chip out of something I paid sixty bucks for, I'll find a use for it and buy another Rana on sale to drop in the glorified Blu-Ray player.
my brother unlocked an athlon 440 and also got the L3 cache, if its there it unlocks with the core so if its not there there isn't anything else to try.
Ok, so can you answer my question? What you said would suggest that CPU-Z is wrong and it is a Propus, not a Deneb. If that's the case, fine. If, on the other hand, CPU-Z is NOT incorrect, it is a Deneb and there should be 6 megs of L3 unless it was faulty to start with and that's the reason a core was locked and it was sold as a Rana. I'm not sure what to think at this point. I've read so much conflicting information but after trying to apply a bullshit filter and compare "corrected" lists and posts, that's what I understood to be the situation in regard to which die becomes which processor.