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Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:23 pm

Took my $99 Phenom II x2 560 BE and MSI 785G motherboard combo, hit the unlock core option in the bios, and have a Phenom x4 "B60" is what Windows reads it as, but thats because a 960 doesn't exist. 3.3ghz stock, and its running pretty easily @ 4ghz with a $20 Cooler Master heatsink at stock voltage. Not too shabby!

Very excited to see how this puppy is now that its got essentially 4x the processing power, and a real hard drive in it (I just swapped from a 5400rpm notebook drive I had laying around to get it up and running to a Samsung F3 1TB). The drives are cloning now.
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:16 pm

I have an X2 550BE that unlocks as well, but i get random bsod's... Guess it aint stable, still, it's humming along nicely at its stock speed, 28-30degrees idle, 40-45 degrees when gaming :D
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:16 pm

The II X3 450 on my HTPC unlocked to a II X4 B50 rather easily. It's stable at 3.2GHz, though Easy Tune says 3.6GHz+, which doesn't seem right. I'll go with Everest on that one, because it makes my $200 II X4 965 purchase look terrible (from 1.5 years ago).
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:06 pm

another happy x2 560 unlocker here x4 b60 oc'd to 3.77ghz with 2600 nb not bad was hoping for more but cant complain although takes 1.49v core to get there
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:45 pm

Whenever I try to unlock my fourth core on my x3 720 my computer has a hard time booting. :-? Funny thing though, if it finally did boot, it would work well.
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:00 am

My recently purchased Phenom II X2 doesn't unlock. It's upsetting as my older X3 did. Oh well, haven't found a need for more processing power yet.
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Re: Unlocking AMD CPU Cores FTW

Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:22 pm

I've had an unlocked Phenom II X2 550BE since May or June of 2009 (wow, that's a long time for me) and it's been running very solid at 3.4GHz on stock voltage (1.4v) under a Xigmatek heatsink. I love it. :D

While there's plenty out there that's faster, I haven't needed it.
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