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Hidden Cores On Phenom CPUs Can Be Unlocked

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  1. Mumbodog

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    http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/...enom-cores-unlockable-but-not-guaranteed.aspx

    This ought to sell a few Motherboards..

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  2. tomdkat

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    I'm thinking the same. :) Suddenly people with dual-core processors might get triple or quad core processors. Sure, their system might crash every 5 mins but at least they have more cores :D

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    My mobo can do that. I bought a quad core processor anyway.

    After all, the 4 cores only cost a bit more than a 3 core or dual core, and eliminated the crapshoot of whether the individual I purchased could successfully be unlocked.
     
  4. loserOlimbs

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    What amazes me is how many people buy the triple core, can't unlock the fourth and mark down the rating of the CPU on Newegg...

    Its a gamble, and one that if you take it you had better be willing to not make out with a quad core.
     
  5. tomdkat

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    Really? That's just nuts! :)

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    You expect reasonable behavior out of people?
     
  7. tomdkat

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    Well, I try to give them the benefit of the doubt, initially, and give them the chance to prove otherwise. :) LOL

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  8. loserOlimbs

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    Your too kind then... and yes I see it constantly, thats why I never trust the star rating, a mass of idiots can rate a poor product highly (My new $25 800w PSU works GREAT!) and a great product poorly.
     
  9. tomdkat

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    LOL point taken. :)

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    " At the moment the core unlocking technology is available on ASUS' M4 series of boards". It's something like "RedBull", which if it works is a big +, and even otherwise dosen't take away the performance! As Tommy Lee Jones says in MIB-1 " A person is rational,intelligent and orderly,but people are panicky,hysterical and are disorderly"(something on those lines).
     
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