AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition unlocking?

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yogman

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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
 

mister g

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Try at your own risk, AMD locked out the two cores because of stability reasons, but if you got one that was locked because of surplus than good for you.
 

yogman

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Well, what risk does it pose to the computer?
 

ares1214

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If the core/cores are unstable, you turn them off. If they are stable, you use them. Im not aware of any instability of cores causing any damage to hardware in this scenario.
 

yogman

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How do you know if its stable?
 

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Well the easiest way i can say it is you'll know. Either they wont work, wont boot, wont show, terribly high temps, error screens, but basically, you'll know :lol:
 

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Lol, ok!
 
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