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Unlocking my new x3 440!

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September 1, 2010 10:12:22 PM

So I've got a BIOSTAR TA785 A2+ and an Athlon x3 440 being mailed to my house so that I can try to unlock the 440. Can anyone confirm if the BIOSTAR TA785 A2+ can unlock cores? There is a Bios available from Biostar for this motherboard that says: "Support F6 unlocKING function". So I just need to flash to this bios and that's it?

Does anybody know where the simplest tutorial to follow for unlocking is? I will definitely post my results as well as performance increase. Also will it decrease my chances of unlocking if i run the x3 440 as is for a while?

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September 1, 2010 11:39:44 PM

yep, just make sure you have the correct bios..

From Biostar

BIOSTAR “BIO-unlocKING” utility, an exclusive development from BIOSTAR that provides an ease of use interface for overclocking the hidden CPU cores. This time it is not only limited to unlock a 2 core processor into a 4 cores, but also capable of unlocking a 4 core processor into a 6 cores. BIOS will automatically detect the numbers of hidden cores during installation; users just simply press the “F6” button to unlock. The “BIO-unlocKING” utility is available on every BIOSTAR 8xx series motherboard.

Also will it decrease my chances of unlocking if i run the x3 440 as is for a while?

nope ;) 
a c 198 K Overclocking
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September 5, 2010 9:14:36 AM

Keep in mind that you may not be able to unlock the 4th core. It depends a lot on why AMD locked it in the first place.
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