Unlocking core of amd phenom BE 550 X2

baalkikhaal

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Sir,
Is there a locked core in the Phenom BE 550 X2 processor. If so is it advisable to unlock it. If it is ok, how to go about unlocking it. My Asus motherboard has a functionality to unlock core.

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baalkikhaal
 

damric

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Yes. It is a native quad. I unlocked my 550 into B50x4 using ACC. It doesn't necessarily mean you will be stable. The other two cores likely did not meet the binning requirements, meaning you may need to apply more voltage, and fine-tune your clocks to see how much headroom they have. It might not even boot up if the cores are very bad, or you might not have any trouble at all. Mine would randomly revert to x2 every time I would power down, and sometimes I would need to power down ten times before ACC would pick up the other two cores again. Another quirk is that you will most likely lose all CPU temperature monitoring, so make sure you have good cooling if you are flying blind.
 

baalkikhaal

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thanks for the help... seems like gotta do some research before experimenting. I have ASUS M4N68T-MLE V2. I hope this mobo turns out to be lucky for me.
 

baalkikhaal

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thanks for the help... seems like gotta do some research before experimenting. I have ASUS M4N68T-MLE V2. I hope this mobo turns out to be lucky for me.
 

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Activate advanced clock calibration on gigabyte mobos you set it to all cores,hybrid.Reboot if it don't crash check with cpuid to see if you have four cores. If it don't than try with 3x cores and see if crashes.Good luck.I had an amd phenomii x3 BE and it was'nt stable on 4 cores....
 

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