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AMD 955 BE X4 3.2 Locked Core???

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February 25, 2011 10:31:07 PM

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AMD 955 BE X4 3.2
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I noticed that the CPU WEI score was at 6.9 when I first ran the test. I also looked at my processor in the BIOS which had 3 cores unlocked not the fourth that was available. I manually unlocked the core in the bios, reran the test and the score went to 7.3 after that. I wonder what the reason is for the fourth core being locked out of the box, and by unlocking it am I opening up a can of worms????
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 7.3 7.3
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 7.5
Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory 7.5
Primary hard disk 24GB Free (51GB Total) 7.7

Thanks in Advance

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February 25, 2011 10:33:33 PM

the black edition means that ur processor is unlocked meaning it can be overclocked more easily than a processor which isnt black edition, and u should have all cores unlocked unlocked doesnt mean that one core has been unlocked, all 4 cores should be unlocked by default
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February 25, 2011 10:37:41 PM

iceclock said:
the black edition means that ur processor is unlocked meaning it can be overclocked more easily than a processor which isnt black edition, and u should have all cores unlocked unlocked doesnt mean that one core has been unlocked, all 4 cores should be unlocked by default


So since my processor had only 3 cores unlocked out of the box, and I had to manually unlock the forth in the BIOS, is there a problem I should be concerned about?Thanks
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February 25, 2011 10:41:21 PM

i dont beleive so, if everythings running fine, i wouldnt worry about it, maybe try updating ur bios to the latest version just to make shur everythings fine

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February 25, 2011 10:44:32 PM

iceclock said:
i dont beleive so, if everythings running fine, i wouldnt worry about it, maybe try updating ur bios to the latest version just to make shur everythings fine

Thanks BIOS was updated before build
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February 25, 2011 10:47:49 PM

ok :)  cheers
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