Demand for Phenom X3 CPUs Rises After User Reports Unlocking Fourth Core



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I first read it on Tom's Hardware and from what the entry said it sounded like the writer did it.



This story does have some credibility as a friend of mine was able to do it using his Asus board as well (model escapes me as Asus has too many freaking models), but it appears to be a random chance scenario. I wouldn't hope that all X3 Phenoms are able to get the 4th core to work.

However, you risk system instability with this tweak as the fourth core is damaged/bad. Let's just say that the fourth core doesn't do so well under a heavy load...

- mike_art03a
IT Technician
Gov't of Canada



Don't they disable the fourth core because it's no good anyway? How stable is the system after they enable it? also is there any real performance gain compared to a legit quad core?

 So many questions and I'm answers. I agree, most likely fake.



Remain skeptical? Why not just try it? Isn't that what I pay you guys for?



I bought a ASUSModelM4A79T Deluxe

AMD|PH II X3 720 BK  CPU and On NewEggs customer reviews someone reported that they did it. I set my bios to ACC and I didnt see the 4th core in XP or CPU-z.

here is the post from NewEgg "

Unlocked to a X4

Pros: Set ACC in BIOS to auto and BAM! I now have a Quad-Core CPU. Overclocked to 3.2Ghz at stock volts/stock fan. 28C Idle 40C full load.

Cons: Stock fan

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to a Quad just by changing a setting in the BIOS. "



the "tester" used a Korean board for a specific manufacturer. It's goign to take more then a day for a US based company to find a Stateside match.

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