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    Phenom II X3 is unlockable to X4 (WTF???)

    Phenom II X3 710

    Mobo: Biostar TA790GX (they said you can use any 790GX + SB700 mobo to unlock)

    Go to BIOS, modify Advance Clock Calibration to Auto

    that's all
    now save the BIOS, restart and wait to see the magic...








    Prime95: Stable


    Before and after unlocking





    and now we get almost 1000 pts CPU score in 3Dmark 06

    Source:
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    http://www.playwares.com/xe/?document_srl=2233323
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    OMG is this the next athlong xp2500+ ?
    F3r

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    become a x4 10 processor

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    I didn't think this was even possible. I thought the other core was completely defunct, not revivable...

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    WHAT?!

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    My question is how stable is the 4th core considering AMD disables one core in the X3's if they find it as unstable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCity1981 View Post
    My question is how stable is the 4th core considering AMD disables one core in the X3's if they find it as unstable.
    yeah would love to know too!

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    Hope they can run orthos / superprime to see if the "unlocked" core will cause computation errors.

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    I remember the days of the 360KB floppy drives. You could then format the 360KB floppy into a 700KB. If you try to format it as 1.2MB, you will find random errors.

    Anyway, it is worth a try. However, if we are to oc, this 4th core may be the Achilles heel. Maybe 3 cores would give better oc results
    Oil is running out

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    I think most probably the 4th core is a workable and good core but not complied to the spec, thus AMD had to disable it.

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    disabled core failed during ****** testing at AMD Singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatt3r View Post
    disabled core failed during ****** testing at AMD Singapore
    more info ? Have anyone actually tested this in singapore ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ish718 View Post
    I didn't think this was even possible. I thought the other core was completely defunct, not revivable...
    yah i thought so too?

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    For all we know this is an ES and hence not retail versions which are properly disabled.

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