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Old 12-22-2007, 11:16 PM   #31
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Default Re: Phenom 9600 vs Q6600

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I heard that too. you know what that means?? hackers are going to find a way to turn the other core on. or something. and then everyone is going to be buying tri cores and use em as quad.
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Just like overclocking a 9500 to 9600 standards, a tri core can be overclocked/upgraded somehow to make it par with a quadcore (unlocking the other core)
enabling a disabled core is not something that can be done by merely unlocking or overclocking it. disabling a core is done on the die level so if you want to enable a 4th core, i've gotta be able to use an SEM and solder on a microscopic level in order to do so. the equipment and time required for this job would be damn near impossible to afford.

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:33 PM   #32
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That's what I was thinking. It's not going to be software disabled. And even if they found a way, isn't the last core supposed to be defective? All that work could be for an unstable system.

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