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Phenom 2 555 BE Stepping code

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August 20, 2010 2:18:12 PM

Im going to either buy a 635 Propus, or a 555 BE and unlock it.

My question is, what date stamp on the processor would indicate that it is a Quadcore that was locked to Dualcore?

I did some research and found this, , which says Deneb cores, so I assume that means those CPU's listed would be x4 to x2.

So If i get this right, can I go to a store, look at the cpu through the side window on the box, and if it has one of these datestamps,


It would be an almost guaranteed unlock, considering I have all the required hardware. It would also mean it is a 4 Core locked to a 2 Core.

Am I correct here?

Thanks in advance.

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August 21, 2010 6:08:44 AM


Im buying a CPU soon, so sorry for being persistent with my question, but I need to know.
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August 21, 2010 10:13:15 AM

All Phenom x2 & x3 processors are quad core with 1 or 2 cores locked. When I got my 550BE and unlocked it I did alot of research as to the chances of unlocking and though many people said it was around 50/50 anyone with real numbers suggested 80-90% on the Dual cores Tri cores its lower. I don't think the date stamps or any other numbers give any indication at all. At the end of the day its a risk so don't try it unless you can live with a dual. Also I think all 555s are C3 not like my 550 which is C2.
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