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Probably dumb question about unlocking sempron 140 core

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March 9, 2011 11:43:49 AM

If I unlock the second core on a an Asus motherboard with core unlocker, is that core unlocked permanently on that cpu or only if it remains on the mobo with core unlocker?

I'm assuming the answer is it must remain on the mobo with core unlocker but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

I'm buying a new mobo and keeping my existing cpu for it. I'm putting my existing mobo in my son's machine and bought the sempron 140 as the cheapest cpu for it. After buying it I found out about it's core unlocking and overclocking abilities. Would be nice if I could unlock that second core on his machine, which will be running my current asus m2n-sli deluxe mobo. Again, I'm not expecting to get a positive answer but thought I'd ask. I will be oc'ing this cpu in the new setup.

Thanks for any info.

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a c 159 à CPUs
March 9, 2011 12:52:22 PM

Yes. You must use the cpu on a board with the acc or core unlocker feature. Changing the setting does not permanently alter the cpu internally. My sempron 140 won't post with the second core unlocked, so I know the core is bad and should remain disabled.
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March 9, 2011 12:56:55 PM

Thanks for the confirmation. At least the sempron is better than the old p4 it is replacing. Will have to see how much I can oc it in the new setup.
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March 9, 2011 1:03:17 PM

Just to confirm second what oldie says.
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March 9, 2011 1:08:37 PM

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