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  1. Klosteral

    Solved! I5 430M vs AMD Phenom II P920 (Gaming)

    Hey guys, the question is simple. Out of the two laptop processors below, which is superior in gaming situations? i5 430M or AMD Phenom II P920 -Klosteral
  2. P

    Phenom II x3 740 unlocked

    Hey all. Quick question... How do I monitor CPU temps after unlocking the 4th core? CoreTemp, AMD OD, and OCCT all show 0c after unlock. None of them recognize the processor after unlock, so they can't monitor it I guess. Any thoughts?
  3. AndreasSGt

    Phenom ii x 2 555 BE unlock

    Hi People Iam a bit of confused so here is my problem . I ve recently set up a new pc with a Gigabyte 790-fxta ud5 and phenom ii x 2 555 be. My prob is that when i try to unlock the 2 extra cores although in the next boot up it shows correctly 4 cores pc freezes at windows loading...
  4. E

    AMD phenom II 555 BE vs Phenom x4 9950 BE

    Hello, I'm thinking of purchasing the Phenom II 555 (dual core) in hope i can unlock it to a quad core. But there is only a chance i can unlock the other cores. However, if unlocking it is impossible for me, but i overclock it to 3.5GHZ would it still be better than my Phenom X4 9950(quad...
  5. E

    AMD phenom II 555 BE vs Phenom x4 9950 BE

    Hello, I'm thinking of purchasing the Phenom II 555 (dual core) in hope i can unlock it to a quad core. But there is only a chance i can unlock the other cores. However, if unlocking it is impossible for me, but i overclock it to 3.5GHZ would it still be better than my Phenom X4 9950(quad...
  6. K

    Phenom II X2 vs. Athlon II X4

    Well, I'm trying to decide for an affordable gaming PC only basically, whether to get the X2 BE or Athlon X4. I understand that the cache is less with the Athlon, but for gaming wise, I want to know if I can't unlock the 2 cores with the Phenom II X2, will it still be worth over getting the...
  7. S

    Unlock core in phenom II x3 705e?

    Hello, can i unlock this kind of amd processor? if yes, what will be the best motherboard for it.
  8. CsG_kieran_2

    AMD Phenom ii x2 unlocks to?

    Hey, What does the Phenom ii x2 555 unlock to? And what is the highest "safe" OC for the little guy? thanks :)
  9. thecountrygoth

    Phenom II 720 unlock forth core?

    It's time for another Good idea, Bad idea. I've got an MSI 980a-G65 with a Phenom II 720 at stock speeds and I was wondering if there really would be a significant increase in performance and if it's worth it to unlock the fourth core. I've practically been brainwashed that unlocking the fourth...
  10. bloc97

    CPU Cores Confusion...

    I heard that we could unlock an extra core with the Phenom II X3 from AMD, but I am asking could we do the same with an Phenom I X3 Triple-Core, because I have an Phenom 1 With 3 cores and it would be really nice if i could unlock an 4th core... -Sincerely, Bloc97
  11. raza715

    Phenom 2 N950 vs Core i5 460M

    Hello tomshardware community! I am going to buy a laptop which can handle some gaming also and budget is under 800$ and fine battery timings as well (2.30 hours atleast on echo) so dont recoomend me Toshiba Qosmio. I did alot of research and narrowed down my...
  12. R

    Phenom II X3 740 unlock questions

    I just got my new computer about a month ago, and today I tried unlocking the fourth core of my Phenom II X3 740 BE. My motherboard is an Asus M4A88TD-V Evo USB3. The first thing I did was reset my previous overclock, and then I shut down the computer and tried the Asus Core unlock switch on the...
  13. F

    What CPU?

    I can`t choose between Athlon II X4 640 and Phenom II X2 555. What do you think should i buy Athlon (quad) or Phenom and then try to unlock it to quad. What are chances that I unlock Phenom? I will use pc for gaming and other stuff like surfing the internet, but most time for gaming. I want a...
  14. B

    Phenom II X2 555BE - When to unlock......

    I have a new build with an ASUS motherboard that has CPU core-unlocking abilities, and an AMD phenom II X2 555BE processor. I have not found an answer concerning when to attempt the unlock of the two dormant cores....... Do I toggle the onboard unlock switch before I power up for the first time...
  15. D

    Cpu driver

    Just wondering, does anyone have a recent driver for the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU? I don't know if it's necessary to have the most recent one.
  16. Y

    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition unlocking?

    Hello! I was wonder, Would it be ok to try to unlock the two extra cores? I see some places say you should, and some say you shouldn't. Please reply! thanks! yogman
  17. S

    Phenom X4 955 BE (Unlock the Core)

    I was just wondering, i built a new rig and on startup the option to unlock the core becomes availble. Can you tell me what the benefits are to this if any and also side effects that may occur and would this requires extra cooling and finally would this increase performace?
  18. L

    AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition unlock core

    I was thinking of muying a Phenom II X3 740 BE but i dont see much information about an unlockable core. How would I go about doing this if it is even possible??
  19. G

    Advance clock calibration gf8200

    is it possible to flash bios with acc to ecs gf8200a mboard, in order to unlock phenom ii x2 555? is there any link where to find that bios? tnx
  20. patrickhughes

    How to dis unlock cores

    Hi I unlocked two cores on a AMD phenom dual core and it keeps crashing i want to change it back to 2 cores please help
  21. F

    Phenom II 555 BE Unlock Issue

    Hey guys, Recently bought a phenom II 555 black edition CPU and i'm trying to unlock it using a MSI 770T-C45 motherboard (710 southbridge) I've tried on 3 different bios; 8.7, 8.6 and 8.3, all of which have failed when setting ACC to auto and unlock cpu core/EC firmware to enabled/special...
  22. C

    MSI 770-G45 w/ phenom II 555 BE can't unlock all cores

    Hello, I am attempting to unlock additional cores of my phenom II 555 BE. After turning core unlock on and acc to auto in bios, my system will not boot, have to reset mobo with clear cmos jumper. Done this several times trying various tweakings but no luck. Any help is graciously appreciated...
  23. thaghost101

    Which motherboards can unlock additional cores on a Phenom

    Just out of curiosity, Which motherboards can unlock additional cores on the Phenom processors? I myself have a Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition, But i know my motherboard cannot unlock them. (Asus M3N78 Pro) I heard something about Biostar motherboards with a certain BIOS version. Thanks in...
  24. G

    AMD Phenom ii x2 555 Black Edition unlock

    I Want to unlock my CPU,I Got the Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 wich is support ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) the PC Posts,but its extremely unstable,i should maybe raise the wattage for the CPU? any Help? P.S : My cooler is an Stock one
  25. A

    Why Unlock Extra Cores? I have Phenom X2 555

    Does it increase the FPS for games or what? If i am able to unlock phenom X2 555 to 4 cores, how fast is that? is that a X4 965? What is it equivalent to? Any benchmark? Thanks, I am so confused.
  26. D

    Phenom 2 555 BE Stepping code

    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...
  27. A

    M4A88TD-M EVO + Phenom II x2 555BE

    Hey, I'm gonna be buying: Asus M4A88TD-M EVO AMD Phenom II x2 555BE I heard that there are 2 switches on the motherboard, which unlock the other 2 disabled cores on the 555. Is it safe to unlock them? I mean, if it was, why are they disabled? I would really appreciate a longer explanation about...
  28. K

    Phenom 11 x2 bios n68-s3 ucc 1 3 windows freezes

    Hello,I have a n68-s ucc mobo it will not post with ucc enabled It will unlock to x4 core but windows freezes On bios 1.3 any help out there ?
  29. G

    Amd phenom b50 is it physical cores

    i just unlock my amd phenom i was wondering is it physical core they are using or virtual please respond
  30. H

    Cant unlock phenom II 555 Black edition

    Hello, I can't unlock my AMD Phenom II 555 BE. I have a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H motherboard that is supports CPU unlocking. I've updated the BIOS and try it to no luck. I just get the windows logo and then a black screen and windows will not boot.
  31. HarjotSD

    AMD Phenom 9500 Unlock/Overclock

    Hello, I have an AMD Phenom II 9500 Quad Core Processor. I was wondering if there is any way that i can unlock this processor, and if its a good thing to do ? also , if possible i would also like to overclock it, although im not too sure what overclocking is, can anyone please explain what...
  32. B

    How to unlock cores on phenom?

    Hello, how to unlock the 4th core on a 720 x3 BE using the msi 790gx-g65 board
  33. K

    Quad-Core unlock temperatures

    Hi there, i have unlocked my dual core 5000+ to a quad core phenom without any problems, but, having done that does that now mean i need a phenom heatsink and fan? or is stock one for the 5000+ ok for that too? thanks
  34. P

    I need help about bios ver.F3b for MA790FXT-UD5P !!!

    I need that bios version for unlock phenom 720BE. But I could'nt found it :( ! Please help !!!
  35. thgua

    180W Power Processor ?

    im unlock my phenom 545 and power increase from 80W to 180W what that normal ? i see from hwmonitor.
  36. S

    Newb cant unlock multiplier - Did I get rooked?

    I wanted to try my hand at overclocking and so bought what I was told was an AMD Phenom triple core 720be. I have just got the machine running on an ASRock motherboard (AOD790gx/128m) which supports core unlocking. All works fine but I can't even manage to unlock the multiplier, either in the...
  37. S

    Phenom 2 550 powers down with unlock

    Hello, Im having a bit of trouble with the AMD Phenom II x2 550. I am able to unlock all 4 core(which is what I was trying to do) but under heavy loads it will power off the computer after a short amount of time. Just wondering if there is a fix to this in the bios or something, or does it...
  38. B

    Unlocking a Phenom II X2 555 BE

    Hi A bit new to all this, and heard a great deal about being able to unlock my Phenom II X2 to a quad core Not sure where to start and what steps to take in order to unlock my MoBo is an ASUS M41785-M any help would be great let me know if there is any more information needed to help with...
  39. A

    Unlocking phenom x3 720

    I have succeeded to unlock my phenom II x3 720 BE on a Gigabyte MA-770T-U3D mobo. All stability tests ok BUT my Realtek sound has intermitent noise as if there would be a bad contact. Does anybody know if there is a solution or it comes from a not working well 4-th core? Thanks for advice!
  40. lostandwandering

    AMD Phenom Mobile CPUs?

    Seems Engadget has found a few device (mainly from Dell and Acer) that have specs with mobile variants of the Phenom II quad cores. Dell Inspiron M501R: Acer Models...
  41. Alfred_i

    Core unlocking

    hi, when you unlock phenom ii x2 550 it has amd phenom ii x6 think is it possible that you unlock an amd phenom ii x2 or x4 to 6core?
  42. G

    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition

    Hello, i was wondering if you unlock the two cores in the AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition how does it compare to the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
  43. G

    Amd Phenom ii x2 550 unlock quad core

    Hello, Is it possible to unlock the 3 and 4 core in the phenom ii x2 550? I'm using this motherboard ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
  44. G

    Amd phenom x2 550 4 core unlock ati 5770 recommended psu

    Hello, i am looking to build a pc with the amd phenom x2 550 black edition, and i was planning to unlock the other to cores, as well as putting in a ati radeon 5770, can anyone tell me if this is a sufficient case and psu...
  45. L

    ? Unlock sempron and phenom II with Gigabyte

    hello, can any one tell me if any of this motherboards can unlock disabled cores? I'm trying to find 6 cores ready motherboard, that can also unlock cores. GA-790XT-USB3 GA-770T-USB3 GA-890GPA-UD3H I would like to know if any board of Asus's M4 series that is not in this list works or...
  46. justin_2

    Buget gamer needing advice

    Hi im a buget gamer looking into getting the AMD Phenom II X2 550 black edition (i want to unlock the 3rd and 4th core cause i can't afford the 940) Can someone recomend a motherboard (I don't care if its a refurb or out of the box i need it cheap) im on a 150$ buget i have all the parts exept...
  47. gothicfighter

    AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE Unlock and Overclock on GA785GT-UD3H

    I'm basically new to overclocking. I have an AMD Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition@ 3.2Ghz(stock cooler) on a MA785GT-UD3H(with latest BIOS update - F7). I have it for about one week and all the games and apps runs smooth. I thought I may unlock/ it in the near future so I need your help. Here are...
  48. fatFranky

    Unlocking Phenom II 550 with GA-MA790GP-UD4H

    So far I have been unable to unlock the 2 disable cores on the (Callisto) Phenom II 550 using this motherboard. I've selected "Hybrid" and "Auto" in the BIOS, Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker, saved and exited. When my computer reboots it never gets to Windows (XP) but loops through the Gigabyte...
  49. S

    What mobo is best for OCing?

    i need a new mobo and want one that i can unlock the cores of a phenom x2 550 and OC to its potential. money not an issue.
  50. G

    Jetway PA74M5 for unlocking phenom 2 550

    Hi there. will the Jetway PA74M5 unlock the phenom 2 550?
  51. T

    Will I unlock the phenom ii X2 555 4th core with this?

    I know it's not garenteed but, has anyone had any luck? Here are the specxs i'm getting
  52. videl

    Phenom II successful/not successful core unlock

    OK I built a phenom II X2 system and as many of you who read my threads know I successfully unlocked the locked cores on it...I know that a number of people here on toms also had the same success I did... For those who don't know about my system I'll post it later... But I just want all the...
  53. O

    Unlocked Phenom II 555 BE vs X4 945

    would it be better to get a Phenom II X2 - 555 BE and unlock it rather than buying a Phenom II X4 945 or is the X4 945 significantly better in performance and worth the extra cost?
  54. madgoeslim

    Unlok athlon x2 5000+ to phenom fx 5000

    I've heard from some, thet Athlon X2 5000+ could be unlock into Phenom X4 FX 5000 with the msi 785gtm-e45, because the socket is Am2. I've got plan to help my friend build his rig with minimal budget, so I kept interesting this trheat in mind. Just wondering, which is best, build Athlon X4 620...
  55. mosfet429546

    Amd phenom 2 x2 550be

    if we can unlock all 4 cores in an amd x2 550be which is clocked at 3.1mhz and the temp is as it is as using only two cores <45c temp then would it be more worth than x3 and x4 amd proc with clock <3.1mhz before overclocking what is the diff betwn them?
  56. B

    Can i unlock my phenom II x2 550 using my asus m3a78-cm motherboard?..

    guys i need some help please.. can i unlock my phenom II x2 550 using my asus m3a78-cm?..
  57. M

    My proplem with phenom X2 550

    hello i have phenom x2 550 be i try to unlock the cores to make quad but when i did restart everything was good but not boot to my windows i dont know whay i have before phenom x3 720 and i maked quad but now phenom 550 not work
  58. M

    Phenom II X2 550 unlock problem

    hello i have phenom x2 550 be i try to unlock the cores to make quad but when i did restart everything was good but not boot to my windows i dont know whay i have before phenom x3 720 and i maked quad but now phenom 550 not work
  59. bigdog320

    Unlock the 4th core on a AMD Phenom 550 Black Edition

    OKay so i Be Getting the AMD Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition and the GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H Motherboard and a RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black Case Hopefully By This Month i Can Get it Hopefully so What i Want to Know is Would i Be able To Unlock The 4th Core of The 550 Black Edition With The...
  60. P

    MSI NF750-G55 Unlock Cores of Phenom II

    Can this motherboard unlock cores of the Phenom II series CPU's. Such as the Phenom II X2 550? Have not been able to find anything anywhere on it. Thanks!