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AMD Athlon x3 450 unlock?

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April 14, 2012 5:06:17 PM

Hello.

okay, i have pulled a x3 450 cpu out of a spare computer out of the house, and i unlocked it. When opening cpu-z, or the windows dxdiag, it lists it as a amd phenom x4 B50 cpu. but it still has 3 cores. what did i do wrong?

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April 14, 2012 6:11:16 PM

That is strange it should be 4 cores if listed as X4.
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April 14, 2012 6:52:59 PM

yeah :/  anyone know whats wrong?
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April 14, 2012 7:47:33 PM

When you say it only says 3x core, where? Like windows task manager?
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April 14, 2012 7:50:36 PM

Sometimes Windows doesn't detect new physical cores without a reinstall. What does the BIOS show?
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April 14, 2012 7:58:52 PM

it shows in CPU-Z, and DXDIAG. it shows amd phenom x4 b50 cpu.
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April 14, 2012 8:04:51 PM

I'm fairly sure it's a Windows issue then. Try a reinstall (or in-place upgrade) and see if that fixes it.
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April 14, 2012 8:13:50 PM

okay, thank you for the suggestion. BRB Gonna reformat pc.
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April 14, 2012 8:16:33 PM

Did it unlock l3 cache?
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April 14, 2012 8:34:18 PM

zooted said:
Did it unlock l3 cache?

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April 14, 2012 11:02:06 PM

Is this after the reformat? Pretty sweet that you unlocked the l3 cache. How many threads does it show in task manager?
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April 14, 2012 11:26:40 PM

oh, i did not reformat yet. i did? so that means it has to be a quad? it shows 3 threads. ill try reformatting now.
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April 15, 2012 12:46:24 AM

zooted said:
Is this after the reformat? Pretty sweet that you unlocked the l3 cache. How many threads does it show in task manager?


nope, did not work. i think i found the problem though.. in the bios setting, i have a asus board btw, under advanced clock calibration, the 4th core is set to off o_o but whenever i put it on, it tells me "unleashing mode failed." how could this happen when i unlocked the l3 cache?
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April 15, 2012 1:40:10 AM

Sometimes that happens. What you have is a denab die that had a core defective. In order to make money off the silicon they locked the core and sold it as an athlon x3. At least you have the l3 cache which will help performance some.
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April 15, 2012 2:42:30 AM

zooted said:
Sometimes that happens. What you have is a denab die that had a core defective. In order to make money off the silicon they locked the core and sold it as an athlon x3. At least you have the l3 cache which will help performance some.


so i have a phenom x3? thanks.
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April 16, 2012 3:27:59 AM

Best answer selected by grapez.
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April 16, 2012 3:53:40 PM

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