Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4
Default chances of unlucking Phenom II X2 555

since the inception of the Phenom II X2 555 the yield rate has improved, so what are my chances to unluck Phenom II X2 555 of 2 core to 4?
__________________

sabot105mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: chances of unlucking Phenom II X2 555

You need a motherboard that has the hardware, ACC support (SB710 or SB750 southbridge) or NCC and supports core unlocking, to unlock the extra cores on the CPU.

The rest is down to luck.
__________________

__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4
Default Re: chances of unlucking Phenom II X2 555

here is the board
North Bridge AMD 880G
South Bridge AMD SB710

what do you mean luck? 50:50? are the chances good or bad
sabot105mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 03:52 AM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
ACES WILD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 833
Default Re: chances of unlucking Phenom II X2 555

I wouldn't place any bets on unlocking cores on these cpus. I too have considered trying to save money / do up a cheap build and gamble on them. But the more I look into it the more and more leery I get. Even if you unlock 1 or even 2 cores odds are they will not be fully functional and/or stable for normal use or overclocking. Those cpus are listed as dual cores or triple cores for a reason, regardless of core unlocking ability. It really is a mixed bag. My advice is just buy a native quad core AMD and OC the bejesus out of it
ACES WILD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0