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Old November 6, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Ok, so I've got an ASUS EVO mobo with a built in core unlocker. I've also got an AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black on it. I've been told, and read about, how my dual core can easily be unlocked to a three or four core. What are the risks of running the built in unlocker? What kind of perfomance increase should I expect to see?

...or is this something only really useful to folding? (which I still need to set up now that I have a half decent rig)
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Core Unlocker on ASUS boards is easy.
The key is testing the unlock to see if its stable. You will need to play with the Voltage, and play with stability burn tests like Prime95 and OCCT.
It can be done, if you want. You will gain the benefits of having a Quad Core Vs a Dual core in multi-threaded situations.

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