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Need a Motherboard for core unlocking

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May 20, 2012 10:41:55 PM

Hi guys. I need a motherboard that can unlock Athlon II X3's 4th core and L3 cache. I was thinking of getting the Gigabyte GA-780T-D3L, can it unlock cores successfully and what chances of success are there?
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May 20, 2012 11:58:53 PM

Download the manual of the Gigabyte board and look for an acc setting. You can set it to auto or enable it. If the board won't post, you'll have to reset the bios using the cmos jumper or remove the board battery for one minute with the power supply unplugged. If the board won't post, it means the cpu won't run with the unlocked core; I have two sempron 140 cpus; both have bad second cores that won't run unlocked. If you want four cores, then I would get a four core cpu. But honestly, most applications won't even use the three cores you already have.
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May 21, 2012 4:16:20 AM

o1die said:
Download the manual of the Gigabyte board and look for an acc setting. You can set it to auto or enable it. If the board won't post, you'll have to reset the bios using the cmos jumper or remove the board battery for one minute with the power supply unplugged. If the board won't post, it means the cpu won't run with the unlocked core; I have two sempron 140 cpus; both have bad second cores that won't run unlocked. If you want four cores, then I would get a four core cpu. But honestly, most applications won't even use the three cores you already have.


Actually i need a quad core CPU because its bottlenecking my Radeon HD 6850
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May 21, 2012 10:21:31 AM

Newegg has the phenom II 955 oem for $105; see if your old board supports it and figure the hassle and price difference of changing the board and gambling on the fourth core unlocking versus installing a new cpu. Your old heatsink should be fine with the phenom II is you don't overclock.
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May 21, 2012 12:13:06 PM

Unlocking the 4th core on your CPU won't do much at all to increase the performance of your CPU in relationship to the video card you have. You simply need a better CPU.
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May 21, 2012 1:45:23 PM

o1die said:
Newegg has the phenom II 955 oem for $105; see if your old board supports it and figure the hassle and price difference of changing the board and gambling on the fourth core unlocking versus installing a new cpu. Your old heatsink should be fine with the phenom II is you don't overclock.


Yes i was thinking about getting either the 955 or the 960T. But they both come with stock coolers which are better than the one i have on my Athlon II
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May 31, 2012 4:51:10 AM

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May 31, 2012 6:55:43 AM

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