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AMD Phenom II X4 BE shows 6 cores to unlock

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June 14, 2012 5:44:20 AM

Hello sir,

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 BE processor. So its a 4 core processor. But when i unlock cores manually, bios shows 6 cores to unlock.

is that possible?

But when i manually unlock all 6 cores and boot up, CPU-Z shows only 4 cores.

what is happening? any idea?

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June 14, 2012 6:16:37 AM

The Phenom II X4 960T can be unlocked to 6 cores. Is this what you have?
June 14, 2012 6:26:48 AM

I have the X4 965, it shows in BIOS that it can unlock to 6 cores. But I am not able to do so. Think its not possible.
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June 14, 2012 6:34:24 AM

The Core unlocker that is built into your BIOS is designed to unlock any processor including those that don't need to be unlocked. If your processor doesn't get any more cores after running the unlocker, then you don't have one that needs to be unlocked.

Also, the Phenom II X4 965 BE is not known as an unlockable processor.
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June 14, 2012 6:35:46 AM

The Phenom II X4 955 (what is says in your BIOS screen) is a Deneb chip, so there are only 4 cores. If it was a Thuban chip, you might have had a chance at unlocking the other 2 cores.
June 14, 2012 6:35:59 AM

Onlyusemeisaac said:
I have the X4 965, it shows in BIOS that it can unlock to 6 cores. But I am not able to do so. Think its not possible.


did you try Run -> Msconfig -> Boot -> Advanced options - > Number of processors ?
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June 14, 2012 6:37:25 AM

nishanth2050 said:
did you try Run -> Msconfig -> Boot -> Advanced options - > Number of processors ?


It's not possible, even if the option is there. Look at my reply above.

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June 14, 2012 6:39:39 AM
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Your BIOS shows that it is a Phenom II X4 955 BE which is also NOT an unlockable processor. The 5th and 6th core shown on the advanced page apply to the Phenom II X6 processors, not to any X4 (except, maybe the 960T).
June 14, 2012 6:39:55 AM

JKatwyopc said:
The Core unlocker that is built into your BIOS is designed to unlock any processor including those that don't need to be unlocked. If your processor doesn't get any more cores after running the unlocker, then you don't have one that needs to be unlocked.

Also, the Phenom II X4 965 BE is not known as an unlockable processor.



Perhaps you are right sir. I know that its a black edition processor and comes unlocked.
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June 14, 2012 6:42:01 AM

nishanth2050 said:
Perhaps you are right sir. I know that its a black edition processor and comes unlocked.


Not talking about THAT kind of unlocking. There are NO cores to unlock on a PII X4 955 BE. Only 4 exist.
June 14, 2012 6:42:24 AM

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