Can i use biostar a880gz to unlock the latent cores of phenom ii 560

omgzombie

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actually many mobos have the option of core unlocking but not all can handle it.so i want to knwo if a880gz can handle it..it has max 125w tdp
 

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Stock its only an 80w chip so unlocking is unlike to push it over 100w, you on stock cooling or aftermarket?
stock will limit your overclocks somewhat but you can still get a couple of hundred Mhz on it
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I'm one of them, two x3 435's unlocked and clocked on stock coolers, one to 3.5GHz, but there is no guarantee that you will be as lucky, if you want a quad, buy a quad is my advice, and my Mobo of choice is the M3a770de from AsRock for triplecore chips
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The cores may have been locked because they weren't stable enough, so if you aren't confident in tweaking settings in bios to get the best you can, then I would try to see if they unlock stable, if not the relock the unstable core/cores again and just overclock
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