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Can you deactivate the 4th core on the athlon x3

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March 26, 2012 10:51:17 PM

Alright i physically dont have an athlon x3 but i have questions about it i am thinking of getting one but im not sure.
Main question is can you deactivate the 4th core after you unlocked it? and is it reliable?
March 26, 2012 11:02:18 PM

Yes to deactivate, Who knows about getting it stable. I have heard far more SUCCESS stories than people who couldnt. So worth a shot, its a good budget/mainstream cpu.
March 27, 2012 12:39:33 AM

Thanks man you're a life saver. I was about to get the fx and i found this cheaper option. but for later upgrading would you recommend the fx-4100
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a c 448 à CPUs
March 27, 2012 1:23:04 AM

Based on Newegg prices, an Athlon X3 ranges between $78 - $85. The FX-4100 sells for $100. It makes no sense buying an Athlon X3, then upgrading to the FX-4100 later since the price difference is only $15 - $22 depending on which Athlon X3 you intend on buying.

The Athlon X3's performance is considered sub-par and the FX series in general are considered adequate.
a c 134 à CPUs
March 27, 2012 1:50:44 AM

Athlon x3 is still a step up from an x2. Neither of my x3's unlocked stabily fwiw. but then I didn't care i they did or not...
a c 103 à CPUs
March 27, 2012 1:59:23 AM

Both the X3 435's I've had unlocked and clocked to 3.2GHZ fine, basically got two 955's for a deal cheaper :-)
Stability of unlocked cores is not guaranteed though, there may be a good reason they were locked and binned as X3's, I'd take one over an Fx4100 though personally
May 3, 2012 1:36:55 AM

thanks guys for all your help. also if you guys know anything about the raidmax agusta and its release date. I would be the happiest man alive.
ANyways thank you all of you for your guy's help