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Old June 12, 2009, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Since I'm all about "bang-for-buck", my own personal choice would be for one of the Phenom II 3 core chips on a board (you'll have to do some research) that could unlock the 4'th core.
True but only certain batches are unlockable, X3 720: batch 0849CPMW(49th week of 2008), X3 710: batch 0906mpmw(6th week of 2009), and only certain motherboards will have the BIOS to allow for the unlock, and that X3 710 bundle at NCIX is not one of them. If you try to unlock one that is not in those batches you will most certainly have errors and instability.

Here is the list:

ASRock AOD790GX/128M

ASRock M3A790GXH/128M

Asus M3A79-T Deluxe

Asus M4A79-T Deluxe

Biostar TA790GX3 A2+

Biostar TA790GX 128M


Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
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