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trusodapop 04-25-2010 01:35 AM

Athlon II x3 440. unlocking forth core
 
so i was expecting to be able to unlock the 4th core
on it. ive heard so much about it. and to my surprise.
AMD made it UNLOCKABLE. :mad: i used the ACC.
and i started up the system and it crashed after 20 seconds.

theres gotta be a way around this.
or did they just get smart and permanently lock it..?

i mean i do understand i bought a triple core.
and i should be happy with what i got.
but damn.. WHY MEEE!!! haha

foothead 04-25-2010 03:53 AM

Re: Athlon II x3 440. unlocking forth core
 
Your 4th core is clearly bad. They are often disabled for a reason on these chips.

GibsonSGKing 04-25-2010 05:58 AM

Re: Athlon II x3 440. unlocking forth core
 
The 4th core is bad. The disable them because they usually are, that's also why they're sold as a tri core. You shouldn't expect to have it usable, you should feel lucky if it is.

worshipme 04-25-2010 06:22 AM

Re: Athlon II x3 440. unlocking forth core
 
It's luck of the draw. Sometimes the disabled core works OK, sometimes it doesn't.


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