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Old 16-03-2009
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Unlock Phenom X3 II 710
  

If you have a Biostar TA790GX you can unlock your x3 core to x4 core. Unbelievable but it works.

To do this, set the appropriate BIOS setting for the Advanced Clock Calibration feature to "Auto", save settings and restart. The system will be able to deal with the disabled core, and off load some work to it. Now test it with 3DMark. Maybe you may get about 1000 more points in the CPU test.

How it works on other motherboards, I do not know. However, it may be extremely unstable. For me, it works with a little tweak.

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Re: Unlock Phenom X3 II 710

Unlocking cores that have been disabled sound like a very risky thing. I dont think AMD disabled them for fun. A bit odd they aint lasercut or something though.
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Re: Unlock Phenom X3 II 710

Looks like AMD screwed up the microcode update or something, because that should not be possible. Who will buy the X4 CPUs, when there is a damn good chance they can be made X4 from cheaper X3 ones? I sense great potential for bios hacking there... lol.
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Re: Unlock Phenom X3 II 710

Maybe they arn't all bad cores, maybe amd deliberately disabled a good core so they can sell it as a tri core although that isn't the most efficient way of doing it but maybe they never had many quads with bad cores.
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