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Old July 2, 2009, 01:53 PM
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AMD Phenom II CPU Unlock Guide - Unlock the Multi, Vcore and X4 CPU Core

[Q]It is already well-known that one can unlock the fourth core of a triple core AMD Phenom II CPU. But during a test of the current ASRock A790GXH/128M motherboard at ocinside.de it was possible to unlock much more than this and that is a no April joke. The AMD Phenom II 710 X3 CPU became an Engineering Sample with four CPU cores, unlocked Vcore selection and unlocked multiplier ! All necessary BIOS settings for this modification are explained in the following AMD Phenom II unlock guide.[/Q]
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Very cool.... I should pick up an x3
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Very cool.... I should pick up an x3
I'd rather get a Phenom II X2 then unlock the last 2 cores. The success rate seems to be fairly high. I have that CPU in my $3000 Newegg wishlist.
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I wish people who paid for quads had a chance to unlock a 5th or 6th core. :)

Icing on a really sweet cake if you ask me.
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