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Will unlocking all 4 cores require a better cooler?

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October 19, 2011 10:02:17 PM

Hi, I was thinking of unlocking all 4 cores of my AMD Phenom II 560 BE

Could you just tell me, yes or no whether it will increase the heat a significant amount, and whether I need to buy a new CPU cooler?


I currently have a stock cooler, and my CPU is not overclocked in any way. At the minute, it is how I got it, straight from the factory.

Thanks.
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October 19, 2011 10:14:15 PM

I would hope that the x2 BE would coome with a better cooler than the base x2 which is pretty poor to begin with. You can always unlock the cores and watch the temps. I would do this before ordering a cooler as not all of them unlock successfully.
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October 19, 2011 10:46:34 PM

popatim said:
I would hope that the x2 BE would coome with a better cooler than the base x2 which is pretty poor to begin with. You can always try to :)  unlock the cores and watch the temps.

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October 19, 2011 11:17:45 PM

a stock cooler won't prevent you from unlocking cores. if you plan to purchase a new cooler because you believe it will help you unlock cores or expect to unlock cores, i would suggest you first try to unlock cores with the stock cooler.
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